Yesterday afternoon was my work’s Christmas party. The food was nice and I had a few drinks (but not too many). I also managed to get home at pretty much the time I normally would.
However, I was extremely tired! I had just about enough energy to walk the dog and eat some takeaway food before falling asleep on the sofa by about 9 pm. I guess I should have expected this because socialising and in introvert is extremely tiring but I was hoping that as it was an afternoon thing and only a few hours it wouldn’t affect me so much.
I find it funny that I can stream on twitch or give a presentations in front of about a hundred people yet I can’t socialise with about 10 people for a few hours without it completely wearing me out.
The worst part about being an introvert is that other people don’t understand it. When you are feeling overwhelmed or generally exhausted by it all and just wanting to leave most people are really enjoying themselves and as a result don’t really understand where you are coming from. They don’t seem to understand the fact that I find staying at home with a book or a computer game as enjoyable as they find socialising.
One good thing that came out of this however, is that I woke up this morning feeling really refreshed and I managed to get a nice 6.25 km run in before coming back to refuel on mince pies.