We all need to find ways to reenergize ourselves. Awhile back hubby and I met a couple we used to live near in a town half way between for dinner. We had the best time and sat the at Gristani's for 2 hours catching up on old times. He is a visitation Pastor in a church. He said that people are introverts or extroverts. I'm thinking "well yes. I am an extrovert." Not so easy. He said the way we renergize ourselves can be completely different than our social personality.
So I stopped to think about what things I do to relax and pull myself back together. They are ALL solitary activities. In that sense I am an introvert. It is good to know because now when I feel overwhelmed and try to regain some sanity I know solitary activites work so much better for me.
If I say "What activities really calm you?" Stop and think....Is it personal/spiritual reflection, going for a walk, reading a book and dong some type of a craft like drawing, crochet, etc.? Or is is getting together with friends to talk and/or pray, going for lunch with someone else, and being around a lot of people? We are all different. Figuring out what makes us tick makes us emotionally mature and better able to face the tough stuff. So which are you?
I am a social extrovert, but to reenergize and need to be alone.