An introvert needs time alone to rejuvenate pretty much every day. Zoom meetings are still draining, and with family home all the time due to the pandemic, finding a space of quiet and solitude is almost impossible.
If one is an empathic introvert, this time alone, in a quiet space, without others in the near vicinity is crucial for the mental health of such a person. I know this from experience. When I don’t get this space and time, I become irritable, anxious, and very tired.
During the pandemic, this time has been almost non-existent.
Thankfully my husband understands my need in this area. Getting away to visit family, and staying at hotels has helped me survive the past year. It allows me to have the space I need to be the best I can be.
If this also describes you, how have you been coping with the loss of alone time to rejuvenate?