I have to plan when I’m going to do something. I literally have to mentally prepare myself to do tasks the night before.
I have tasks I need to complete? I’m more likely to complete them efficiently if I’ve planned for them the night prior.
Going out to a club/lounge/bar every weekend? I can not! Once a month works fine for me but I must be told a few days in advance that going out to one of these places is the plan.
Then after these events I feel completely drained and need two days of solitude to recharge. I only attend these type of things because it’s what my friends like to do and I kind of like my friends.
Things I’d much rather do….
- Go to an outdoor concert
- Go out to eat
- Go to a museum, gallery, or outdoor lounge
- Go to a festival, outdoor market, carnival, or any outdoor event.
- Just about anything that isn’t a combination of loud, crowded, and indoor.
It could be the result of sensory overload, anxiety, claustrophobia, and being an introvert. Since I usually don’t want to go to certain type of events (which is usually where my friends want to go) I often don’t get invited to go. Most of my days are spent at home, on my laptop.
Does social events drain you? Do you often want to go places but the thought of going to a club makes you go “ehhh I’ll just watch Netflix”?