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  • Writer's pictureGemma Lees

Autumn is Here!

I can say with certainty that it’s my favorite time of the year!

There is nothing like the season of fallen leaves, rainy days and hours spent at home with a warm drink and a good book. While most people complain about the rain and long for summer cheerfulness, introverts truly thrive in the fall season.

It seems that introversion and autumn are meant for each other. So what is that makes introverts enjoy this time of the year so much?

1. It gets less crowded outside

We introverts may not be the fans of going out in the common sense of this word – such as clubbing or hanging out with a company of friends. However, we like outdoor activities too – they are just different from what most people prefer.

If you are an introvert, you would probably love to take a walk in a shady park or sit in a quiet café nearby, enjoying a cup of aromatic coffee and reading your book. Still, in summer, a peaceful walk in the park often turns into a struggle for survival among the crowds of noisy kids and loud teenagers.

In autumn, things change: children start a new school year and people of all ages spend more time indoors. How fascinating it is to roam deserted streets on a rainy day and watch colorful leaves fall…

2. You have a good excuse to stay at home

The fact that people now spend less time outside has one more benefit for introverts. It becomes more generally accepted if someone prefers to stay at home, which means that you don’t have to explain yourself all the time. Also, it means that you don’t get invited to social occasions the same often as in summer. But even when you are, there is always a good and plausible excuse, such as bad weather or being sick with a cold. So you can enjoy the quiet of your home and get involved in your favorite activities while listening to the calming sound of falling drops.

3. Autumn is a season of inspiration

Another reason why introverts love autumn is the special atmosphere it brings. This season has long been a source of creative inspiration for poets, writers and artists. No surprise that it mesmerizes and inspires many introverts who happen to be creative and deep thinking individuals. Watching nature’s gorgeous transformation is enough to give you fresh ideas and new insights, no matter what way you release your creative energy.

4. Autumn provokes reflection and teaches us important life lessons

Autumn demonstrates the fluidity and changeability of everything in life. It reminds us of the eternal cycle of existence and inspires us to embrace the change. It shows us how important it is to let go in order to make a fresh start and teaches us to accept the transition to a different stage in life. All these lessons we can learn from nature in autumn are a great food for thought and reflection – something that most introverts would certainly appreciate.

5. Autumn is a perfect time for solitude and solo activities

Loud summer with its open air parties, group activities and crowded beaches is over. Autumn is a realm of thoughtfulness, solitude and beautiful sadness. It’s a season when the time seems to slow down, just like everything in nature. And that’s exactly why we introverts love autumn – it allows us to recharge our batteries after the summer adventures and enjoy alone time doing our favorite activities.

So what are you waiting for? Make yourself a cup of herbal tea, take a book you’ve long wanted to read and enjoy the coziness of your home this autumn.

Do you love autumn? We’d love to hear your thoughts. Feel free to share your opinion.

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