FINDING BALANCE AS AN INTROVERT

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I’m definitely an introvert.

I get my energy back by spending time alone.
I get extremely tired being around people constantly.
I like to spend a lot of time looking inward, thinking about my life.

Over the past couple of years I’ve clung to the introvert myth that I dislike a majority of people and their company- well, to a certain degree. I took my alone time into over-drive, and didn’t want to socialise or chat. I wanted to do my own thing. I wouldn’t say yes to a lot of things. In the end, I ended up extremely lonely and quite isolated, all from my own doing with only myself to blame. I pushed people away.

What I’ve been realising recently is that I do like people and their company, but it’s got to be the right kind of person. They have to be genuine and uplifting. A radiator, not a drain. I don’t like to be around people who thrive on drama or negativity. Luckily I have lots of people in my life who provide me with great chats, a shoulder to cry on and an ear to listen. That’s not to say I wouldn’t like a great set of mates, but I’m hoping I’ll get there some day. Is there anyway we can all just meet up and hang out in real life, tea and cake included?

It’s crazy to me that once I’ve spent time with the people I love who are positive influences, I don’t need three hours by myself to de-stress, I feel happy. I feel inspired.

I’m learning new things about myself all the time, and I’m really happy that I like to socialise and get myself out there a bit more. I honestly felt like I was quite a people-hater, and now I love spreading the love to everyone! It’s super cheesy, but I hope you can tell how happier I feel about this whilst I’m typing these words.

With spending a lot of my time working from home, something that I really struggle with is loneliness. I’m starting to really crave social interaction and getting ‘out and about’ so if you have any tips for me, I would love to hear them and very much appreciate them.

 

Are you an introvert or an extrovert? Can you relate to any of my previous feelings?

 

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