Most people think of birthdays as an excuse to host a party. However, a party might just seem like a nightmare for an introvert like myself. As an introvert, I understand what it’s like to have social anxiety, and not to desire lots of attention. Even so, I definitely believe birthdays are worth celebrating. Below, I’ve listed six fun birthday ideas for fellow introverts:1. Have a birthday date with your best friend or close friend group.
If a party sounds like too much social interaction, have a gathering with 1-3 of your closest friends. They are the people who know you know the best, and won’t add unnecessary stress to your special day. Plan a dinner date, party, or fun outing. A day to celebrate you should be spent with the people who love you the most.2. Make it all about YOU.
Even if you have to work on your birthday (ugh), find time to do something you want to do! This could even include a little alone time to reconnect with yourself. Stop by your favorite coffee shop to read a book; get yourself a double scoop of ice cream for dessert. It’s your day…enjoy yourself!3. Indulge in self-care (by yourself or with a friend).
A self-care day looks different for everyone! You may prefer a spa day with face masks and nail polish, or you could be like me, and opt for an extra long shower, some Netflix, and a sunset walk. If you enjoy self-reflection and inner peace, start the day with a yoga session. The options are endless when it comes to self-care.4. Have a movie night or binge watch a TV show.
Movie nights are great for introverts because they don’t involve socializing! You can enjoy a chill night with a friend or by yourself. Plus, it’s your birthday, so you get to choose what to watch. There’s nothing better than cuddling under the blankets and staying inside, without the pressure of maintaining conversations.5. Buy yourself a cute gift.
This special day calls for a shopping trip. You can make it a solo trip or invite a friend if you need some advice on what to get. Make it something special - like that dress you’ve been eyeing for ages, or those shoes you’ve been dying to wear.6. Plan a staycation
If you’re adventurous and spontaneous, this idea is for you. For those who love exploration, plan something more physical, like sightseeing or a trip to the museum. If you prefer chill vibes, find a hotel or air bnb by the water.
Every introvert is different, and will want something unique for their birthday. Remember that it’s your special day. Whatever you choose to do, make sure that you enjoy yourself, take time to reflect on the past year, and appreciate all that you have.
Written by: Katherine ChungInstagram: @katchung_17