As an introvert, you can end up feeling like a bucket of water with a hole in the bottom — you’ll always feel drained unless you fix the leak.
Have you ever wished you had as much energy as an extrovert? Me, too.
For as long as I can remember, it feels like I’ve been trying to exert 100 percent energy from a 50 percent charged battery. I never understood how others could juggle full-time jobs, family commitments, socializing, workouts, and hobbies without burning out.
Discovering how introverts recharge differently from extroverts has been a real game-changer for me. All this time, I thought I was flawed because I couldn’t keep up with those around me. It turns out I’ve been fighting the wrong battle with the wrong weapons all along. I’ve been trying to achieve the impossible — to be something I’m not.
I’m finally beginning to see my energy levels as something that needs to be managed rather than fixed. Being an introvert isn’t a flaw — it’s a personality trait with many benefits. Here are seven ways and philosophies that help me manage my energy levels as an introvert, and I hope they’ll help you, too.