Having a balance of alone time and social time. The thought of a weekend of non-stop social time drains my energy just thinking about it.
I have to be off to be on. Social on Saturday. Alone on Sunday. I am a textbook introvert (I think!). I’m not shy. With the right mood and energy level I can work a room like an extrovert. BUT I have to be off first to be on.
Balance is my alone time and creating boundaries so I can get it. Talking on the phone for an hour is not alone time on a Sunday. That is draining. Balance is hard as peole don’t get it. Alone means alone no phone conversations. No neighbours dropping in. Alone.
My greatest need for balance is between social and alone time. Getting that balance is crucial for me to feel energized and me. To face the week ahead of people.
You can always start now!