Disclaimer: No scientific or psychological backed evidence for the following. Just casually backed with experiences from a 22 year old.
There are many things that can trigger energy loss in an introvert. Here are just some of the following ones
This is first because this is my favourite. I remember a friend ranting to me about how males need more sleep than females, I found myself slightly retreating into a hole because I’m an introverted female who loves naps and gets flack from her mother for taking too much naps. I sleep too much.
But I need it. Especially if I had returned from socializing, or will be anticipating a social event.
Being an introvert doesn’t mean continuous silence and corner-hiding in social events. I can talk, with occasional (or not) awkward interactions, but me needs a nap after. In fact, just last Saturday I attended a church camp, I’ve never spoken to so many new people in a single day that by 3pm, my body started crumbling and I had to go to my room for a good 30 minutes of beauty sleep, drying out my eyes with my contact lens in the process.
This is strange following from the above. But I’m an introvert with energy. I socialize when required and my socializing drains my energy. However, if it consists of awkward situations, I’d rather conserve that energy for something better.
My current obsession in hot pilates. Dancing is my other love. Notice that they don’t involve team sport. I want to recuperate and not waste this energy.
Solo dancing helps recharge the social energy or let out the physical energy I’ve kept after a whole day of being a recluse.
Here’s a current dance jam:
3. Kill the Media
Back in the day when I didn’t need Facebook for my study discussions, I was famous among my friends for my random deactivations (because they can’t tag me in anything).
Even though not physically demanding, virtual socialization can drain me not physically, but just mentally in general.
I’m well-known for late text replies. sorry everyone.
Putting my phone on ‘airport’ and ‘do not disturb’ is one of my favourite functions.
– explains the late replies
I even went without my snapchat for a week. It was great. But I eventually put it back on because I wanted to see the snaps of my friend’s dog.. LOL.
This is what I’m doing. This is what I’m currently doing. This is the reason for the existence of my blog.
Probably not everyone’s cup of tea, it does require lots of mental energy, especially when trying to create content. I’m in the middle of exams at the moment so content is sparse, periodic and probably not very entertaining.
Also one of my favourites hence I put it last. In fact, I believe it’s the most important and most effective one after napping. It doesn’t just energize me but gives me the motivation, faith and hope that I can do anything, be it to enter a time of socializing, exam or any activity. I cannot recommend this enough.
14 This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. – 1 John 5:14
This one has Biblically backed evidence so disclaimer won’t apply to Number 5.
That’s all y’all
Sidenote: 1 week to freedom