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Hi, I'm Jenn. I’m Head of Marketing at Jexo (and a proud introvert that loves her job),
As you can guess, part of the job comes with team calls and meetings. And I know we introverts are not all the same, but if there’s something we can agree on, we need time on our own to focus, process thoughts, and re-charge.
Today I want to share the tips I’ve been using to enjoy running meetings while maintaining my energy and focus during the day!
So, if you are an introvert leading a team and feeling a bit exhausted and unfocused after interactions, read on and make sure to share your tips with me, as I'm always looking to learn about personalities and ways of working.
I hope this helps fellow introverts in the community, and as I mentioned, don't hesitate to share what works for you!
How interesting! Have you heard the term ambivert? – It's a person balanced with introvert and extrovert traits!
And, I'm glad the tips were useful to you! 😊
Thanks @Jenn Velázquez_Appfire_ !
I heard this word so long ago, and it's so nice to recollect it! I truly appreciate that!
I'm glad for this interaction! Thank you!! 🤗😃
Me too! Have a lovely day. 😊
👏 great tips!
I'm always trying to look at zoom calls as a quick chat as opposed to meetings and trying to get as few people as possible on the call to make it feel more relaxed. 😌
Oh, this is a good one! It's funny how simple wording can help us have different thoughts or feelings towards things.
@Jenn Velázquez_Appfire_ you're speaking to my soul!
I really like your before/after rituals low-focus tasks before the meeting and decompression time after the meeting. It's a reminder that we can/should build the schedule that works for us and legit schedule time for these buffer activities.
Just to compare notes, some of my favorite low-focus tasks include reading blogs/updates from coworkers and organizing my inbox. They seem like a low priority but they make me feel great and are things that will eventually need to get done anyway!
Yes, I think that seeing things written downforce us to do them. We tend to prioritize tasks but not well-being, so why not do a brain hack and set well-being as a task that needs to get done 😅
An introvert here who thrives in peaceful, ordered environments, too. Thanks for sharing these thoughtful practices, @Jenn Velázquez_Appfire_I think these are beneficial ideas for all types of people because they show respect for each person's time and value.
In line with your low-focus tip, I work better when I can clear any low-focus tasks first, too. I know that I can tackle a handful of these and get them marked off pretty quickly, clearing them from my list and my mind. If I don't, they'll be actively chattering in the back of my mind to be done and will distract me from bigger tasks and meetings.
Oh yes!, I can relate to this. Journaling thoughts and writing tasks are part of my daily routine to declutter the brain. Thanks for sharing!
Great sharing @Jenn Velázquez_Appfire_ , these tips are actually very helpful regardless of an introvert or extrovert to reduce the sense of stress and stay concentrated and mindful of what you are doing.
As an introvert leading meetings. I am almost always nervous, even if it's a meeting with people that I'm very comfortable with. I always find having an agenda is a good thing to have to keep the meeting moving.