This time of the year is always busy, busy, busy. Between work parties, family dinners, and seeing friends, the holidays can be more stressful than one realizes. This is especially true if you lean more towards being an introvert than an extrovert.
Social burnout can happen to anyone—even the biggest extroverts! If you’re feeling on edge, disinterested in activities you usually enjoy, or feel exhausted and overwhelmed from even the littlest tasks, it could be time to do some recharging.
Make an Appointment With Yourself
Flitting between events can leave very little time for you to spend with yourself and we all know how important that relationship is. Schedule some “me time” into your diary, just like you would another appointment and do something that makes you feel rejuvenated, like exercising, walking, reading, or meditating.
Ever heard the saying, “you can’t change the people around you, but you can change the people around you”? Those we spend time with have a massive impact on our mood and energy levels. Being around people with whom you cannot be your authentic self can leave you drained and exhausted.
You are only human and it is okay not to attend every single social event. Rather prioritize a few so you can be fully present when you are there.