Enjoying parties, when you’re an introvert, can be a challenge.
For example, introverts tend to get exhausted by groups of people.
So for good reason, parties can be exhausting for them.
On the flip side, however, it’s not true that introverts don’t like to go to parties.
Just like any other human on the planet, introverts also like to hang out with people, have fun, and socialize.
Therefore, you can see how this ‘introverted nature’ can put the person dealing with it at odds with themselves.
On one hand, they want to do all of the exciting things extroverts are doing.
However, it’s also true that they just tend to feel a lot more exhausted as they go about the process of trying to do it.
Well, is there an answer to this quandary?
Is it possible for an introvert to enjoy a party, even though they have introverted tendencies?
These are good questions.
And in this blog post, you’re going to learn our 5 tips for how to enjoy a party even though you’re an introvert.
Let’s dive into it.
1. Try To Live ‘In The Moment’
Living in the moment isn’t always easy.
However, this can be a powerful psychological tool for helping you to avoid exhaustion when you’re spending time with other people.
Instead of thinking about the entire night and all of the things you’re going to have to endure and overcome to enjoy yourself, just think about the moment you’re in.
Think of the people you’re talking to, the conversation you’re having, the way you feel, etc.
Bringing the whole scope of the event down into a more focused model can really help you to avoid succumbing to that exhaustion that you can tend to feel as an introvert.
2. Try Not To Put So Much Pressure On Yourself
Sometimes, introverts feel exhausted by social interaction because they actually ask quite a bit of themselves in order to partake of them.
They may feel like they need to perform to the same level as the extroverts in the room, or else they may start to judge themselves—labeling themselves as being lame, or as ‘not exciting’ enough.
But it’s really important to not put so much pressure on yourself.
Just be yourself, and try to enjoy the moment.
3. Think More About ‘Having Fun’ Than ‘Being Judged’
You may find yourself worried about what other people are thinking about you.
You may find yourself worrying that other people will see you as being lame or a stick in the mud.
But it’s really important, as an introvert, that you try to push these thoughts out of your mind.
Instead, try to focus on yourself and whether or not you are having fun.
Forget what other people are thinking. Just focus on you for a little while.
4. Give Yourself Time To Recharge
Every introvert is going to need some time to recharge.
The problem is that a lot of introverts try to accomplish this all at once.
In other words, they socialize hard for a few hours, and then really crash toward the end of the party.
Instead, it might be a better idea to socialize for 15 or 20 minutes at a time, then excuse yourself—either outside or to the restroom—to relax for a little while and ‘recharge’ those introvert batteries.
Then, you can reintroduce yourself to the party once you feel better.
Taking these small ‘recharge’ breaks along the way can sometimes stave off exhaustion and help you to keep your energy inside of yourself.
5. Try Using A Substance To Take The Edge Off
For some introverts, drinking just a little bit of alcohol or smoking just a little bit of cannabis can really help to take the edge off and make them feel more at ease.
In fact, there are some people who claim that just being around cannabis smoke secondhand can actually produce enough of a high to help take the edge off some of those social interactions—though the evidence actually points toward the fact that secondhand highs are only possible in small spaces with no ventilation.
Veriheal describes it like this:
“Simply put, cannabis contact highs are real, but they are circumstantial and may not be cause for real concern as most of the cannabis smoking is done, or at least should be done, where there is ventilation.”
Regardless of whether or not this works for you, the fact still remains that these types of substances can help to minimize your inhibitions and help you to stay more ‘in the moment’ with your interactions.
And that’s always a good thing for introverts!
There you have it.
5 tips for how to enjoy a party, even though you’re an introvert.
Equipped with these tips, you should now be able to get out there and make your next party the best event ever.
Just remember to utilize these tips, to be safe, and to have fun.
You’ve got this!