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I need my social and alone time well-mixed / productive, good job me


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So, this break has taught me that 5+ days in a row of intentional social is too much, and 3+ days with no intentional social is too much. At the end of day 2 with only my own company I start feeling lonely. Although, if I had forced unintentional social (like going to work or the store) every day, it would take way longer for me to get to the point of needing people.

I have been so productive yesterday and today. I did 5 loads of laundry, including washing the couch cover and my bedclothes; I consolidated all the recycling and took 4 bags to the drop-off; I tidied the downstairs bathroom and hung a pretty sheet to block off the view of one of the unfinished sides; tidied the living room; hung up and put away all my clothes including making sock pairs; chose my outfits for work next week; tidied the upstairs walkway and the cuddle room; cleaned half of the kitchen and did dishes; cleaned the cat box; changed out half a gallon of the fish's water; and kept my room tidy. My house is so pretty and welcoming now. It's still not done (I neglected it for months) and could do with a mopping, but I'm proud of myself.

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Comments
cactus_rs ══╣╠══
We've got to do some cleaning, too. I hate the process but the results are satisfying! Gold star for you!
belenen ══╣effervescent╠══
thanks! *grins*
zimtkeks ══╣╠══
Wow, that's a lot! Well done!
belenen ══╣effervescent╠══
thanks!
medesign ══╣╠══
Very productive indeed.
belenen ══╣effervescent╠══
*grins*
feladrone ══╣╠══
That's a huge amount of productivity! Congrats! I'm glad you're happy with it :)
belenen ══╣effervescent╠══
thanks!
ragnarok_08 ══╣A19 ★ the heart and strength╠══
Wow, you've been very productive - well done!!
belenen ══╣effervescent╠══
thanks!
faceofisolation ══╣╠══
It's an interesting idea to keep track of your alone and social time, and to have the opportunity to max each of them out to see what your limits are. I've always thought I was happiest with about an 80/20 mix of alone and social time which I guess by most people's standards would make me a fairly extreme introvert. But reading your thoughts made me wonder if that would really hold up to a test, or if I could really handle a long stretch of more than, say, 3 days alone.
belenen ══╣artless╠══
hmm, yeah, I definitely lean more toward alone time so it is surprising to me that I don't like to have that long of a stretch of it.
storminmay ══╣╠══
I for sure need a total-cleaning day; haven't had one for a few months. :X It's a pain in the ass finding time for it, but once I'm in the midst of it I really hit my rhythm, and I love how clean and nice my house looks afterwards!
belenen ══╣ADD-PI╠══
I love that feeling of getting into the rhythm! it's just the starting part that I hate.
meri_sielu ══╣rainy 'pie wing╠══
I know well what you mean about the social interaction balance, I get so confused with my wants and needs sometimes because they conflict much like yours. Sometimes I worry I'll never find the perfect balance and people will lose patience with me in the meantime. :/
belenen ══╣ADD-PI╠══
People shouldn't lose patience over the process of self-understanding, it's a life-long project for everyone and no one knows their self perfectly!
re_vised ══╣╠══
My limit for no social interaction is about a week; I really like to be alone!
belenen ══╣garrulous╠══
That's quite a length of time for fully-alone! I don't think I have ever even had the opportunity for that; I either have been living with people, working, or dating someone at least 2x a week (often all three).
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