Sometimes being an introvert feels kind of exhausting. Anyone else feel this way?
Yes, I agree. Since my husband died in 2010, I've tended to isolate a bit too much. I'm generally fine with my own company, but sometimes it feels like hard work to try and keep myself reasonably distracted. I'm retired and I have too much time on my hands, but my physical condition is too unstable to commit to doing anything like volunteering, etc. because I never know how I'm going to be feeling from one hour to the next.
I think the exhaustion comes from the anticipation of the stress of dealing with other people. Every time I'm invited to a party that I feel I have to attend, I work myself into a frenzy beforehand. Sometimes the reality isn't as bad as the anticipation