The Myth Behind Being An Extrovert & Why It's Okay To Do Nothing
Everyone wants you to believe that they are an extrovert. Outgoing, sociable, and that there's never a dull moment or weekend in their lives. It's (mostly) all a lie.
Social media has done a great job in perpetuating this myth and can lead us to think that we have to always have be doing something. After all, if you don't post it to your Instastory, did it even happen? If you don't check in on Facebook, were you ever really there?
Why do we get so caught up in people's perceptions of us? Not only that, but why are we so caught up in proving to people (inadvertently or purposely) that we are, in fact, living our best lives?
Let's be real. A lot of us would rather be on our couches, watching our favorite shows in our sweats. There's nothing wrong with that, but there's some sort of underlying guilt or shame that can come along with passing on plans, taking some time for yourself or just laying low.
I refuse to fall into the trap of feeling like I continuously need to be doing something. In fact, I actually love doing nothing probably 65% of the time (if I'm being completely honest).
It's not lazy, it's not antisocial, it's reality and totally okay.
I used to think it was super lame when I didn't do anything "exciting" over the weekend. Now I'm completely fine with it and have come to the conclusion that some weekends are necessary for doing nothing -- especially after a hectic work week. I know for my own mental sanity, I need weekend time to unwind or else I can't be at my best for the week ahead.
That's not being boring, that's being responsible for your own growth and self-awareness. Self-improvement should never be frowned upon.
Don't believe the hype and don't fall for the myth. Chances are, their lives aren't as exciting as we perceive them to be.
To quote Kendrick Lamar, "I’m gon' shine like I'm supposed to, antisocial extrovert."