You get to choose the way you live.
Some people thrive in large crowds. They’re energised by having others around them, feeding off of their company.
I’m not one of those people.
I enjoy conversations one on one. I can deal with small groups for limited periods of time.
But a big part of optimising my mental space is spending time alone.
I’m at my most productive when I’m on my own, disconnected from everything and everyone around me.
If I go for entended periods of time without prioritising this, I start to struggle.
I have to resist the urge to stay connected. I have to resist the urge to fit in and conform to other people’s expectations of me.
From the outside it might seem selfish. Maybe it is.
It’s necessary though.