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    15 Things For The Introvert Whose Energy Has Been Totally Drained These Holidays

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    I don't know about you, but I'm exhausted.


    I've spent more time with family and friends these past few weeks than I do all year. As much as I love them, it's all too much for a solitude-loving, home-dwelling introvert like myself.

    If, like me, your tank is running on empty, here are 15 things that will help you feel like yourself again.

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    1. This book, Small Pleasures by The School of Life, which will help you to reflect on the little things that give you big joy.

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    I actually have this book and can't help but pick it up whenever I'm feeling low on energy. It deep-dives into 52 small pleasures that we often overlook, discussing the ways in which they bring joy and comfort to our lives without us even realising. Special shout out to "The Fish Shop", which somehow makes the sight of cold, dead fish an opportunity for contemplation about the mysterious far reaches of the ocean.

    Buy the hardcover edition for $26.92 and the Kindle edition for $11.99 from Amazon Australia.

    2. These aromatherapy essential oils, which will help relieve the tension built up from carving ham for twenty people during Christmas lunch.


    I'm always going on about the healing effects of natural ingredients. After so much time with other people, introverts can feel drained β€” try the lavender oil to relax, or sweet orange and ylang ylang for their uplifting properties.

    Buy the pack of eight for $26.99 from Amazon Australia.

    3. And this aromatherapy oil diffuser, which will distribute said calming scents to the far reaches of your room.


    This aromatherapy oil diffuser has the capacity to last for more than 20 hours, without a single top up. In addition to changing the atmosphere of a room through scent, it is also fitted with seven different LED coloured lights β€” so you can project soothing colours onto your walls after days and nights socialising.

    Buy for $30.99 from Amazon Australia.

    4. This leather notebook holder, which is the perfect tool for introspection and general escaping from reality.

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    Hands up if you've been forced into one too many conversations this holiday season β€” I know it's not just me. Introverts need time alone with their thoughts and this is the perfect notebook holder to collect them all in the one place. It can be monogrammed (love!) and when you've finished the included notebook, it can be replaced with any Kikki K non-spiralled notebook.

    Buy for $49.99 from Kikki K. Add monogramming from $9.99.

    5. This, Lit Chat: Conversation Starters About Books and Life, because small talk is death to introverts β€” we're here for deep and meaningful conversations only.

    Give me a conversation about books over...well, basically anything else. This deck of cards asks 100 questions about all things literary. Questions include, "You are on a dating app and all the profiles have been replaced by literary characters. Who would you go for instantly?" and "If you could live with any literary character or author, who would you choose?" β€” and the answers are Laurie and Jo from Little Women, respectively, by the way.

    Buy for $20.56 from Amazon Australia.

    6. This book, Quiet: The Power Of Introverts In A World That Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain, in case you needed reminding your introversion is a strength, not a weakness.

    7. This short series, "Modern Love", which with a glass of wine, is the perfect night in.

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    I was counting down the days until this series came out and it did not disappoint. Generally-speaking, introverts love introspection and ideas and deep-diving into their feelings. What better than an entire series about the different ways we love? Created by John Carney, man behind "Once" and "Sing Street", and starring an ensemble cast including Anne Hathaway and Tina Fey.

    Watch "Modern Love" and all other Amazon shows and movies on an Amazon Prime 30 day free trial here.

    8. This minimalist fleece sweater, which is perfect for nights in alone.

    9. These noise cancelling, bluetooth Sony headphones, which will block out the world, when you absolutely have no choice but to leave the house.


    I first came to know about these when I asked a bunch of dads what it was they wanted for Christmas. I've since tried said headphones β€” and yeah, they're pretty damn amazing. It's near impossible to hear anything around you β€” so you can stay in your own world when you need to. Other schmancy features include touch control and compatibility with Alexa Assistant.

    Buy for $369 from Amazon Australia.

    10. This T2 Sleep Tight loose leaf tea, which will instantly settle you and your over-stimulated nerves.


    T2 has packaged six of their most popular blends in limited edition tins β€” this, the Sleep Tight, contains lemon balm, lavender, jasmine blossoms and rose petals. A soothing aroma with a gentle, sweet flavour you'll want to buy in bulk.

    Buy a 50g tin for $22 from Amazon Australia.

    11. This Lush Sleepy lotion, which is the ultimate feeling of cosiness β€” trust me.

    12. This LEGO Statue of Liberty building kit, which will keep you engaged for hours.


    Introverts love to be wholly engaged in a solo activity. Whether it's writing, a colouring in book, making music, filling in a crossword puzzle β€” or, building an intricate LEGO model. In this case, a Statue of Liberty made from 1,685 pieces. Spend the afternoon (and probably evening) indoors and away from crowds with a building kit you can later use to decorate your desk.

    Buy for $109 from Amazon Australia.

    13. These impossibly soft and cosy slippers, because let's be honest β€” it's not like you intend to emerge from your house just yet.

    Yeah, it may be summer, but I know y'all are blasting the air-con and your feet are starting to feel cold on the tiles. Put aside your ratty thongs for these luxurious Ugg slippers. Featuring a genuine leather upper and shearling lining, they're the pillows your hard-working feet deserve after spending the holiday season in heels.

    Buy for $110 from The Iconic.

    14. This bathtub tray, which will keep everything you need to stay entertained close at hand during a long soak.


    A no-brainer purchase, really. Your tub has been neglected of late and a night in calls for a good soak. This bamboo tub caddy tray extends to the far reaches of most baths with its extendable arms and stays in place thanks to ergonomic grooves. A wine glass slide opening (genius), smartphone platform, tablet stand and room for more (snacks, I'm talking about snacks) β€” it's an introvert's dream.

    Buy for $42.99 from Amazon Australia.

    15. And lastly, this Country Road throw that brings the serenity of lush, verdant forests into your bedroom.

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    If we're honest, everything should be in emerald green, what a colour. This pure cotton throw features a chunky, open gauge stitch which makes it perfect for snuggling under for nights of movie marathons and ignoring the rest of the world.

    Buy for $179 from Country Road.

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