Quiet Weekends Mean The World To Me

I’m an extroverted introvert, if there is such a thing.

I have no problem playing the part of the social butterfly in settings that call for it, but once the fun times start to fizzle, I’m secretly looking forward to returning to my cozy, one-bedroom apartment and keeping myself company.

QuietI’m getting to know me all over again these days and one thing I’m beginning to value more than ever is self-care. And part of my self-care regimen requires periods of solitude.

That’s not to say I don’t enjoy spending time with my loved ones or shooting the breeze with coworkers or being in other group settings. I just understand that if I don’t take time to retreat to what gives me peace, I start to feel drained and am forced to run on empty.

I don’t like being that person. I’m not happy when I’m her and I’m certainly not at my best.

Which is why I enjoy having quiet weekends. No travel. No visitors. No obligations. Just me … indulging in some time away from the noise of the daily grind, the drama and anything else that demands that I come out of my shell.

It’s my time to be replenished – emotionally, mentally and physically – after letting the extrovert in me work overtime.

Are you an extroverted introvert? If so, how do you recharge? Feel free share in the comments.

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13 thoughts on “Quiet Weekends Mean The World To Me

  1. Extroverted introvert here! *raises hand* I’m actually out of town, doing my social butterfly thing, and I was basically running to get back to my room so I could recharge. It was literally sitting in silence. I couldn’t even muster reading my book. I just sort of sat there, and it was therapeutic. Or I take a nap (just got up from one). So I feel you times 100!

    • I’m glad you feel me, Briana. It’s about time I have another quiet weekend but unfortunately this upcoming weekend won’t be one of them. Thanks for reading and sharing your thoughts!

  2. Baydian Girl says:

    I am one! Too much time around others is depleting so alone time is a must. I spend a lot of time with my puppy and my laptop. Luckily my business allows for alone time to design and then is balanced by attending fashion shows. Thanks for writing!

  3. There is such a thing! I am one too! Honestly I value my alone time… in the house, I need my alone time, but if people want to hang out during my alone time in the house… they can that also. 🙂

    • I agree; I don’t mind hanging around others every now and then when I’m having my quiet time at home. Thank you for reading and commenting, Yetti! ♥

  4. I usually let the weekends be my most nosiest cause I find peace during the week and getting off track on a Tuesday or Wednesday can result in giving up on my week and I’ll be celebrating the whole week with no peace. I’m one of those people that like to come home with a checklist completed so when I want peace and quiet I know I have no interruptions. I barely have friends or anyone to hang out with so I depend on my weekends to get loud. I like to run everything like a business so after 5pm my office is closed and I call that release of tension and relaxation. I’m learning not to bring the office in my personal life I’ll definitely lose my peace. Thank you for this post cause I never sat down and figured this out.

    • Glad to hear you’re finding that balance! It’s really important to find peace in any way you can. Thanks for sharing your thoughts, Ranisha. 🙂

  5. I can totally relate. I was just saying on Sunday how I need to slow down a little bit more and get back into spending entire weekends inside. I think as introverts we go through our phases, but we gotta remember to tend to us and be true to what we really love. Thank you for sharing 🙂

  6. Understated Culture says:

    I am!! I recharge by having quiet weekends at home with bubble baths and wine. I think being an extroverted introvert is great. I love my time to replenish as well. Lovely post! 🙂

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