Socializing for introverts is hard work. Family reunions, a night out meeting girls, or other large social gatherings physically and psychologically drains us. Our introverted brains process dopamine, serotonin, and other neurotransmitters differently. We tire sooner. Large social gatherings drain us rather than energize us.
That said, it’s important to socialize. No, I’m not saying you should be a Chatty Cathy because it’s some moral good. I’m telling you to stretch your introverted brain because you’re going to eventually need social skills to get the most out of life.
Most people are not worth your time. They are a drain on your emotions, spirt, body, and wallet. Not everyone is like that, however.
Eventually you will want to meet other people. Socializing (occasionally) with normal people and family will hone your skills so that you are sharp when you’re around people you actually want to see.
The more you get out, the better you’ll be able to associate with people you actually like.
Socializing for the introvert has two parts. You must prepare to socialize and then you must recover from socializing.
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Part 1. How to prepare for a meet-up, family reunion, night out, or other social gathering.
Prepare your immune and lymphatic system for the stress of socializing.
I either hit the gym for a light workout (you want sweat, blood flow, and endorphins; do not physically tire yourself) or use a rebounder/mini-trampoline or jump rope (or just do jumping jacks) to encourage lymphatic system drainage. This ensures my immune system is functioning at a high level.
I use a rebounder (Amazon) as my joints are beat up from years of fight training, military stuff, and overall aggression.
Rebounding also increases blood flow to the brain. The more blood to the brain ensures that you have more neurotransmitters like serotonin, which is essential to socializing.
Dp push-ups with my feet elevated to create blood flow to my brain.
Perform the brain warm-up.
Do alpha posture poses throughout the morning and before meet-up.
Fast or have an alphacinno.
Digesting food requires energy. You need all of your energy and essence to socialize. Food slows you down.
Pop a nootropic.
Right now I am using my own nootropic, that unfortunately we can’t find a supplier to produce, as it’s too hardcore.
Until that issue is resolved, an introvert should take the nootropic 5-HTP (Amazon), as 5-HTP boosts serotonin in the brain, and serotonin keeps you more outgoing.
I also take VPX MD2 (Amazon), which contains a nootropic called theacrine.
Part 2. Recharging your introverted batteries.
You’re tired. That’s not a bad thing. You should be exhausted after a hard day’s work.
Boost serotonin with a massage, light workout, some cardio, rebounding, 5HTP, trance/house music/your music of choice.
Tell people to leave you alone. You need to be firm.
Turn your cell phone off.
Lounge. You’re not being lazy. You are recovering.
Stretch, not stress.