The Yes Theory

As an introvert, I really struggle to find a happy medium of social and alone time in my life. Mostly because if it were up to me, I’d be alone ALL the time. But that’s not really healthy and there are so many people in my life that I care about enough to put in the effort of breaking free of my introvert lifestyle.

And it’s kind of frustrating because in a way I have all these dreams and aspirations to do more and I think my introverted personality along with sheer laziness just keep me in this boring middle ground of wanting more but not really wanting to do more. I wrote a post about it and was reminded of the yes theory by sparkle in my eye.

So now I’m saying yes (within reason). I said yes to a trip to Orlando where 90% of my time would be alone time in a strange place and traveling back home alone which I get very nervous about. I said yes to a whole lot of Instagram collaborations that required a lot of time and forced me to create a calendar and execute. I said yes to my first blogger event that I dragged my friend to because I was wayyyy too nervous to go alone. I said yes to talking in my Instagram stories and showing my face in a real way. I said yes to a new gym to help boost my fitness morale. I said yes to booking up my first two weekends in April even though back to back plans usually stress me out.

All these things I said yes to don’t seem like huge steps, but they are the steps that are going to get me back into the direction of doing more things that I love. And I’m going to say yes to more things. I made my spring bucket list longer than all of my other lists because I really want to push myself to do the things I love but am too apathetic. I’ve settled in a place I don’t want to be, so it’s time to motivate and move forward.

What’s one thing you’ve said yes to lately?

16 thoughts on “The Yes Theory

  1. I do something like this too but more like a just do it attitude. As long as I recognise a desire to do it or that I know it’s good for me, I just go for it and say “yes” to it. Also, accepting the discomfort or unfamiliarity is really good because a lot of things we are likely to be hesitant to take part on, we don’t do because it’s something outside of what is comfortable to us. If we want something, we have to take that step forward outside of our own comfort zone.

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  2. Wow! I am so excited for you and can’t wait to see how the yes theory works out for you!! When will you be in the Orlando area? I’m over there ALL the time, and it would be amazing to meet up for coffee 🙂
    Best of luck with your new way of life!


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  3. This is how I approach situations where I go and do things alone. I remind myself that I shouldn’t have to wait on other people to make me happy and that it’s ok to say yes to the things I want to do

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  4. Wow!! Sounds great!
    Remember rosie being an introvert is never boring…
    You are a good girl and I know as its my experience… We we want to change and be a total extrovert at party or something… We are gonna be the best.. Extrovert.. No competition!!!

    I m glad you said ‘yes’!!
    Just like that keep on trying new things..
    Lately, I have said ‘yes’ to focusing on writing skills and becoming more organized… (well I m waiting for my graduation results so… As of now.. I have said yes to laziness as well.. Haha)

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