Less Extroverted Than Before?
I am an American living in the UK, and after living through 3 to 4 long lockdowns the last two years (honestly so many lockdowns it’s hard to count), I feel like I’m not as extroverted as I used to be. I think I still gain energy from seeing people, but I am EXHAUSTED after a lot shorter period of time. It used to take me many hours or all day to get exhausted by hanging out. Now I got to brunch and leave pretty much depleted and needing a nap or a large iced coffee. I also feel like I need to rest a lot more before meeting up with people so I have enough energy to keep going.
I think it’s a combination of all of the lockdowns, working from home and not needing to be “on” everyday in the office anymore, and less socialization in general. I still love hanging out with people and find that it energizes my soul, but physically and mentally, I’m exhausted. I’m hoping my energy improves as I continue to increase my social activities, but I think it’ll be a long road back to my old self.
Has this happened to anyone else? I’d love to hear!