Recharging the “Introvert Battery”

Introvert Recharge

Happy Friday!

I don’t know about you but I am exhausted! I have been going nonstop lately and I am in desperate need of a break.

“What’s an introvert battery?” you ask. Great question! I don’t know if this a real term but it’s something I use to explain how I feel. If I know I’m going to be in social situations I spend some time alone to recharge my “battery” before needing to talk and interact with people. After I’m done interacting I go home and sit to recharge myself for the next outing. Being social takes all of my energy sometimes.

I’ve talked many times about being an introvert and one of my most prominent introvert tendencies is the need for alone time. I have had very little alone time as of late and need to recharge my battery. By recharge I mean not be around people for awhile.

I hate being “on” all of the time and I need to switch myself “off” for a while. I’ve been a little quiet on the blog lately just because I feel so overwhelmed right now. It’s so hard to explain this to people who don’t experience the same feelings of anxiety towards social situations. Brett tries really hard to understand but he loves being around people so he struggles to realize that I can’t do as much as he can.

Sometimes I wish I could have a personality transfer because these periods of my life suck. It makes me feel selfish and ungrateful when I have to say no to friends and family that want to see me. But if I don’t recharge soon I will crash. I’ve crashed a few times before and it’s not fun and I end up feeling guilty about it for days. Our wedding day took a full introvert battery and I crashed at the end of the night because I was so overwhelmed and exhausted.

Do you ever feel this way too?

Thanks for reading!


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17 thoughts on “Recharging the “Introvert Battery”

  1. Britney says:

    I’m an introvert, so I can relate. After being around people at my job, I always just love spending my weekends alone to recharge. I actually kind of hate when I have social plans on the weekend because then it means I get hardly any time at all to fully recharge.


  2. Ijeoma says:

    Hayley! If the term didn’t exist before now, then it should from now… I can totally relate to having an “introvert battery” that needs to be recharged via alone time.

    It’s actually pretty cool to see from the other comments that we’re a merry little band of introverts 🙂


    • Life of Hayley says:

      Let’s make “introvert battery” exist then! I think enough of us feel the same way to make it a thing. Thank you so much for your comment. Sometimes I can feel so alone with my introverted ways and it’s nice to know that others feel the same way.

      I the phrase “merry little band of introverts” ❤

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