Before I start talking more about how I’m planning on recharging my energy (see yesterday’s post), I want to update you. Yesterday I said I was going to pick one thing to focus on my free time, AKA Sundays. Monday trough Friday its all about work and keeping up. Saturdays are for my home and personal tasks. But Sunday is my free day. I can either have fun, see friends, read or create something. But like I mentioned yesterday, I tend to add a billion things to do on Sundays, I don’t prioritize, which leads to failure and stress. So I chose one thing to focus on Sunday: WRITE MY BOOK! There is such a weight lift off me from knowing my priority. After my morning routine, from 10 am to 3pm every Sunday I will be at a coffee shop typing my book away, sipping my coffee and living my dream life. I can then, come home, feeling accomplished, happy and ready to enjoy the rest of the day.
But let’s get into today’s topic. How to recharge my energy after social drainage/ social burnout/ social exhaustion/ introvert hangover apparently there are a lot of terms for this, and I thought I was the only one. I did a bit of research last night, after spending the day with friends. I don’t want to associate being around people with negative feelings, and that’s why this is important to me.
Taking time to meditate every single morning helps me replenish my energy. Time in silence with myself is by far the best way to feel better. I don’t think I can fit more than 15 minutes in the morning but maybe I can squeeze in a few mindful breaths through out the day.
I need to choose wisely how, with, who and when I will socialize. This is important. Spreading out the events helps a lot too, it’s too hard to handle if they are all really close to each other. Every other weekend might be the best strategy.
I need to stop talking so much. If you know me, you know. I tend to talk a lot when I’m around people, it is hard to get me to shut up, my poor husband will tell you. I need and want to talk less and listen more.
It’s ok to leave the party early. To say goodnight, to say I can’t. Realizing that it’s ok to take care of myself and stop worrying too much about hurting or offending people, explain that I am not a night owl, I am tired, I need rest or I don’t feel up for it. Be nice but honest.
Those are the main ideas so far, I would love to know if there are other things I can do. Suggestions?
Thanks for reading.