Compared to the extroverts who seek weekend magic in parties and social events, introverts find solitude in their alone time. Though the term ‘alone time’ may be ambiguous to some, for some, especially introverts, it can be a breath of fresh air. Introverts recharge in a unique manner and they use this alone time to indulge in their favorite activities that are often constructive but relaxing too.
If someone is an introvert, questions sometimes arise such as, “are they depressed?” or “are they uncomfortable with the people surrounding them?”.Though there are no concrete answers to these questions, one will wonder, especially an extroverted soul, how introverts spend their alone time. What do they do on the weekends? Why don’t they socialize more?
How To Recharge As An Introvert: 7 Unique Ways
1. Engaging in their favorite activities.
Introverts have different definitions of fun, compared to others. For example, if they like traveling they might go on a solo trip and have the time of their lives, or they can simply stay at home, and binge-watch Netflix with a tub of popcorn, and solve crossword puzzles when they want to do something different. Reading books is one of their favorite pastimes and mostly anything that requires less social interaction.
Indulging in activities such as gardening, cooking, painting, etc. also helps them to recharge, and makes sure that they feel refreshed and rejuvenated.
2. Having deep conversations with someone they love.
Deep conversations are like food for the soul for introverts. Small talk terrifies them and exhausts them at the same time, so they try to steer clear of it all the time. So whenever they get some free time, deep conversations are one of the best things for them, as it energizes their mind, body, and soul. They love to talk about interesting things, especially with their loved ones.
3. Going shopping alone.
Introverts with a shopping craze mostly indulge in this one. Though it seems counterintuitive for a person with introverted tendencies, it is just another dimension that isn’t generally highlighted. Some introverts visit the mall alone for shopping while others do the same to take a break from the rigorous routines. Shopping alone is therapeutic for them and helps them recharge their batteries.
4. Listening to music.
Listening to music is a favorite pastime for most introverts, and is one of the simplest ways of recharging themselves. Extroverts also have a taste for music but their pattern of listening to songs is very different from introverts. Introverts often associate a particular song/music with certain memories, and experiences they have had before, and it makes them feel a lot of emotions, which are inexplicable. It’s more than a mere recreation to them.
Trying yoga, meditation, exercise, or dance also comes in handy for introverts. For them, there is a fine line between these practices and going to a gym for a rigorous workout. All these methods of working out help them feel good and peaceful; they act as a tonic to their body, mind, and spirit. It makes them feel calmer, and they believe that exercising is not just about losing weight or burning calories, it is something that is therapeutic and should not be just about your physical well-being but your mental and emotional well-being too.
6. Going on a long drive.
A long drive not only soothes an introvert’s mind but also revitalizes it. For introverts, it can work wonders. As introverts are more comfortable in distancing themselves from people while living in a controlled environment, a long drive coupled with a favorite playlist is one of the best ways to make them feel happy and recharged. Be it alone, or just with a few close friends, long drives never fail to make their heart and soul happy.
7. Penning down their thoughts.
Research says that introverts are generally good at penning down their thoughts rather than expressing them. Besides being a source of escape, it also gives them a channel to delve into their inner world and express what they really feel on the inside. Journaling is one of their favorite pastimes, and every introvert loves doing this. Introverts find it hard to express their true feelings most of the time, when they get to write, they pour out every thought and feeling they have inside them.
Introverts’ way of recharging might seem odd and unique to some people, but for them, it’s everything and they can’t function without all these. Are you an introvert? What is your favorite way of recharging? Let us know your thoughts in the comments down below!