1. Nothing makes you happier than someone else canceling your plans.
You hate cancelling plans last-minute because you don’t want to let people down – but should others cancel on you, it comes as a definite relief. You relish the opportunity to spend some time alone, recharging your batteries.
2. You regularly feel overwhelmed by the sheer volume of sensory stimulation in your environment.
Lately you’re finding yourself overwhelmed by the sights, sounds, and overall chaos of your external environment. You long to cut yourself off from all of it and spend some time recharging in a clean, quiet space where you can be alone to organize your thoughts.
3. Closing the door to your bedroom at the end of a long day feels like taking a hit of a delectable drug.
There is absolutely no better feeling than knowing that you’re immersed in solitude at last – and that you’re in complete control over when that solitude gets broken.
4. The more time you spend alone, the more alone time you crave.
You spend a Friday night alone and then find yourself canceling plans for Saturday. You spend all of Saturday alone and begin dreading going out on Sunday. Though you know you need social time in moderation, it just feels so damn good to be alone with your thoughts lately – and you can’t stop getting your fix of it.
5. You find yourself craving depth and quality in all of your conversations.
It’s not that you’re completely antisocial lately – it’s just that you aren’t up for the intense sensory stimulation of bars, nightclubs and other crowded venues. You’d rather spend one-on-one time with your loved ones, engaging in thoughtful discussions that give you something meaningful to think about once you retreat back into your inner world.
6. You regularly fantasize about moving to a tiny cabin in the middle of nowhere, just so you’ll never be bothered again.
Logically, you know you’d go crazy within at least a week. But emotionally, the option of disappearing into the middle of nowhere just feels so right.
7. Nothing feels quite as satisfying as setting your phone onto ‘silent’ for the night.
Seeing the little moon sign appear on the corner of your screen feels like a massive weight being lifted from your shoulders. Knowing that you’re cutting yourself off from external stimulation – even for a short period of time – is incredibly crucial to your sense of well-being.
8. You can’t think of a single person whose company you love more than your own.
It’s not that you don’t adore the people in your life – it’s just that at the end of the day, you are absolutely your own best friend. And lately you’ve been craving some good, quality time with your best friend. Because nothing else energizes or revitalizes you in quite the same way.