Sometimes you need to take a break from your every vacation, especially if you feel overwhelmed by everything that’s happening—all the travels, parties, food, hustle, and bustle. That’s understandable, especially if you’re an introvert at heart.
The thing is that many people associate the words “holiday” and “vacation” with group activities ranging from partying to group road trips, as well as the opportunity to meet and socialize with other people from all over the world. But for introverts, the words “holiday” only reminds them of crowded buses or even planes with other tourists, noisy chatter, anxious crowds, and little quiet to rest.
Although introverts make up more than one-third of the population, it might feel like extroverts are running the world, particularly when it comes to matters like traveling and going out. Because of limited vacation time and the high cost of travel, most people only travel once or twice a year. As a result, there are often more people than an introvert can handle in museums, sight-seeing spots, and historical places.
And being continuously involved can fatigue an introvert, opposite of what it does to most extroverts, which rejuvenates them. In this article, we’re going to take a look at activities and vacation plans that will allow introvert opportunities to rest while still being able to enjoy the outdoors.
Join a Walking Tour
Walking tours are not only a great way to learn about a city, but they are also appropriate for both introverts and extroverts. While your extroverted friends ask the guide or converse with other participants, you may take a step back and soak in the new information while taking in the sights of the city. You can decide to manage your level of involvement or interaction with the people there, including your travel companion, because you are just required to walk between venues.
Look for Introverted Activities Instead
Introverts can digest a new experience without being overstimulated by engaging in solitary hobbies such as walking through historical sites, fishing, and taking photos of beautiful scenery. Introverts tend to be reflective, so open areas with wide spaces like national parks, grassy fields, even beaches can give a welcome respite.
What about activities in the city, however? Consider hiring a boat to cruise along the city’s harbor or coastline. Or, you can go on a historical excursion, a self-discovery journey at art museums, or a shopping spree in cultural market districts. Also, you can walk around the city, soak in the sights and culture, and gain a sense of understanding of their street life. Make a plan with stops along the way, put on some music, and wander around people-watching.
Consider Going on Hikes
Let’s face it; cities aren’t usually at the top of an introvert’s list of places to visit. Introverts are turned off by all the people moving about. And because introverts dislike social settings, visiting a crowded urban jungle is just plain tiring. This is what makes hiking a great travel experience for introverts.
With the clean air and wide-open spaces of mountains, they are a fantastic alternative for your next trip. It will help you connect with nature and may inspire you to pursue a career in the arts. Experiment with taking pictures of the natural scenery, writing about your emotions during that moment, or sketching the sights you’re seeing. Allow yourself to be moved by the beauty of the mountains. Not only will you get to escape the crowded city spaces, but you will also get to feel a sense of “oneness” with the world.
Try to Have Fun With Extroverts
Extroverts won’t always have to be the bane of an introvert’s existence. Instead of being the dominating loudmouths of introverts’ nightmares, they may even bring out the sociable side in introverts and even give them a good time. Sometimes, you really just have to give it a try.
They provide humor, are easy to get to know, and are usually great at organizing group bonding activities. Extroverts’ personality types also provide an outlet for introverts to bounce ideas off of, allowing them to “purchase” personality in a manner that two introverts working together could struggle to discover. Extroverts and introverts don’t always have to be antagonistic towards each other; they may even be compatible.
Remember That You Can Say No
Though it may be challenging for introverts who feel bad to say no, learning how is essential, and it all starts with saying no. Say no when you really don’t feel like it. If you change your mind and decide to go, both you and the person who has invited you will benefit.