There’s a marvelous quote by Martha Graham, simple in its truth. She says, “The body never lies.” Over the years, I’ve noticed that one of the ways my introversion shows itself most strongly is that I live in my head. That means that I can sometimes ignore what my body is telling me, which can lead to all sorts of trouble. The trouble is usually around my energy management – or lack thereof. Introverts are especially aware of their energy, since it’s a valuable currency that’s frequently expended in the normal business of living in a highly social world.
This podcast interview focuses on how we can increase our energy awareness and listen to our body’s truth more closely. Kathryn Hunter of The Social Caterpillar is an introvert and an artist who, upon realizing the small size of the box she had created for her life, began chronicling the trials, successes and failures of stretching her comfort zone. Kathryn and I talk about how that all happened, plus
- The easy way to protect your precious energy
- How to turn anxiety into adventure
- One simple question that will shift your attitude
- The importance of “mental resets”
- Simple back-to-basics steps that will bring you energy and productivity