In this episode I am going to talk about all the ways I got to connect with fellow introverts at a 7 day conference and still felt wiped out at the end! It was totally worth it and I scheduled some time to recharge. How do you recharge after a conference?
Hello, and welcome to the traveling introvert. Today I'm going to talk about introverted with other introverts. And the reason this has come up is I recently spent time at a think about a seven day conference, which is quite a long time, it was split up into different types of conference and different activities and different things were done. But at the same time, it was about a week's worth of attending events, talking to people, I also gave a workshop and there was meetups and dinners and and events and activities to go to. And looking back at this week's worth of activity, even though I knew it was going to happen, and even though I tried to pace myself, I still found myself overwhelmed at times. And that's okay, that happens. I was still in Join what I was doing, though now, I'm enjoying really long showers or just lying and not doing anything and letting my my mind wander. But looking back during those seven days, I realized there were quite a few times where I was into reading with another interview, which was wonderful. And I want to talk about a couple of ways that this happened during this conference. So one times agenda this conference had provided breakfast and lunch and that coffee breaks. And you'd come in in the morning and there was one morning where there was a little seating area, and one person mentioned that she can get Wi Fi where we were because her house had had gone her Airbnb. So she was like catching up on things. And I was sitting going through my email, and then third person came and joined, but she didn't say anything. Just let me not it that to the other person, not it went on her phone and it was great. He was blissful. It was wonderful day we all introverted together. Another was at this particular conference, there was a breakout session and all the interest wanted to get together and talk about stuff related possibly to interpersonal just issues or things I wanted to discuss. And so there was about, I'm going to say at least 10 of us all sitting there, talking about different things that have come up with the way people have viewed introversion, how you've dealt with certain situations, what's good and what's bad. Everything from eating alone in a restaurant to how to tell an Uber driver thank you for you know, talking, I'm not really like talking right now actually need this time to recharge, can you please be quiet without being rude? So that was one way I ended up interviewing with other introverts which was great. And then there was a third time a friend that I've been trying to this is someone that I knew online, but I had never actually met in person, but we felt like we knew each other. And on the last day, we decided to have lunch. And we ended up we weren't weren't in a corner, we were in an area where other people could join in. But just the two of us just sat there and had a conversation. Other people sort of dipped in an hour. But definitely respect to the fact that the two of us were sitting there trying to have quality time together. So that was great. And another way introverted, this time without a fellow introvert was I found a quiet space. And then I realized another internet was like, Okay, so I'm gonna go find a quiet space. And so we both went, and then separate ends of the quiet space, where they're doing whatever we needed to do. And also at this particular event, they provided a quiet room and so it was a room dedicated to you recharging or recharging your
phones, laptops, etc. And just quiet and there was um, coloring books, and that sort of a thing. So those are ways that I ended up integrating with and without fellow introverts and Oh, the last thing was there was a closing party and it was an In a bar strip restaurant, and as usual in bars, the music starts off relatively nice and quiet. And then it ramps up as the evening goes on, I think they think it makes people feel the party mood. It just makes it more difficult for people to talk to each other. And so they had an outside patio area, and myself and another person went out to the outside patio area. So we could hear each other talk and be it stopped all that noise because when you have everyone talking over each other, and the music and everything else, it gets loud and overwhelming and overbearing, and then you just want to leave. When we went outside. I was as I walk 30 minutes and then I'm done. I can't do this anymore, and then end up staying outside for two hours just talking to her and a couple of other people because the environment was a little more chilled and calm. So those are ways that I introverted with fellow introverts at a seven day conference and survived. I would love to hear how you interact with fellow interest, please email me at Janice@careerintrovert.com Thanks for listening and have a great day.