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Burnout from trying to socialise?

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I am a super quiet person, and I really need 'alone time' as I call it.

I get really tired trying to socialise but I also feel bad for not really actually enjoying that socialising at all like it is just so exhausting.

I am very lucky to have friends and I respect them a lot but I am just not a going out or partying person.

Anyone struggle with this? I recently just been recovering from an episode and things are still quite tricky but I agree to actually speak to people but I feel so burnout. and I just went back to hibernating, and I am the stereotype of going out in a hoodie with the hood up and being weird and looking weird...

I mean it's ok, I don't mind being alone, I like to be alone, but I also feel like I am not being a good enough friend, and I am just so distanced from everyone. Everyone always says like they know me for so many years yet they don't really know me... I have close friends but I am so so so slow when it comes to making friends. I am normally super quiet and have this 'poker face' as my friends like to say but I really don't mean to be 'mean'../
 
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Things get less clicky as we good older, you can still maintain friendships even if you see them less I Think it's healthy. When I first got unwell I sort of cut ties with a lot of people because I wanted to be on my own, the friendships remain just choose who and when you see it's your choice it's fine.
 
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It’s ok to be an introvert. Being accepted by ‘everyone’ is SO over rated. 💁‍♀️
Just accept yourself ‘as is.’
 
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