Girl. You know when Friday afternoon rolls around and on your way home from work, this weight lifts off your shoulders? No more noise and people and energy and stress (for 2 days).
It can be soooo draining to spend the week in an extroverted world. If you don’t make space and time to take care of yourself, dragging yourself out of bed Monday morning is basically impossible.
Let’s talk about how to protect your energy so the loud, chaotic daily life doesn’t pull you down.
4 Ways to Make Space
- Put it on the calendar. This time is just as important as (if not more than) the meetings and classes and work stuff that you schedule so strictly. Schedule your white space just as strictly as all the draining stuff you do.
- Make time to be alone. Send you man out with his friends for the evening. Turn off your phone. Pour a glass of wine, put on the Bachelor, and kick back. Draw your energy from the quiet.
- What lights you up? Do that. Take a bath, use a face mask, do some yoga, meditate, cook a nice dinner, exercise, do something creative. Do as much as you can as often as you can. Protect your energy, and when your batteries start to drain, revisit your list.
- Say no. What’s on your calendar that you dread? What do you say yes to that drains you? Is it a social gathering? A leadership position? A project? Set boundaries and say no.
We have power as introverts, but only when our cups are full. If your job is like mine, you have to put on the extrovert hat and smile during the week. Taking care of yourself is so important. With stress and exhaustion, you can’t be your best at work, in relationships, or with yourself.
Tell me in the comments below, do you struggle with being an introvert sometimes? How do you like to deal with decompressing after a people-overdose?
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