If you asked me to pick three words to describe December I’d say, “An introvert’s nightmare.”
Contrary to popular belief I am an introvert. Many close to me would describe me as an extrovert (unless you ask my boyfriend, he knows the truth). I love meeting new people and spending time with friends, but I am an introvert at heart.
No, I am not confusing extrovert with introvert. I really am an introvert because I relish my time alone. In fact, I crave it. Also, I need it, desperately, to function like a normal human being. Some people require coffee. I require alone time. I need at least one day a week, or at the very least half a day, to recharge my battery.
Setting the whole introvert/extrovert debate aside, December left very little time for me to recharge.
Like many my month was packed with holiday parties, shopping and traveling.
Now, I am not complaining. It was wonderful to catch up with friends and family, and the food was delicious.
However, by Boxing Day I was ready for a nap and two days later so was my throat. When I woke up on December 28 my throat was screaming, “I’ve had enough. You’re not going anywhere this weekend. Cancel all your plans. Don’t even try to lift your head off the pillow or you’ll be sorry.”
Naturally, I ignored my throat and did some writing. Boy was that a mistake. By the afternoon my chest was throwing a hissy fit. Should’ve have listened to my throat.
Since my throat and chest we’re both verbally attacking me I decided to do something so they’d get off my case. I cancelled my plans, downed some Robitussin and drank a steaming hot cup of Organic Detox from David’s Tea.
Shortly after, my throat and chest were fast asleep.
A few hours later I felt a slight tickle in my throat – it wanted more Organic Detox. I didn’t want my throat to get angry again because he’d yell and wake up my chest. Without hesitation I went downstairs and poured a cup.
The tea’s ingredients, which include a delicious mix of ginger, lemon grass and juniper berries, calmed my throat.
With my throat completely chilled out, I decided to spend the remainder of the weekend in bed surfing the Internet, watching ‘90s sitcoms and drinking tea. You know just to err on the side of caution.
On Monday morning I was happy I stayed in. Come on, I must have been really sick if I thought my throat and chest were screaming at me.
Do you ever feel run down if you do not have any alone time? If so, how do you recharge? Tell me about it in the comments section below.