Social energy: For the purposes of this forum I'll define it as the specific endurance required for an introvert to function in society.
Anyone ever dealt with anything like this:
You spend all of your workday wearing your happy face because you're too pretty for homelessness. By the time work is up you want to, no NEED to hit the gym (not just for performance goals but for health) but the thought of seeing or conversing with another human makes you want to swallow a bullet. You're not physically tired, just drained, irritated and distracted. Not that you dislike anyone at the gym, on the contrary, you've got great friends there but you cannot deal with people or their presence.
After years of trying the "suck it up buttercup / stop being a 1st world vagina" method I'm wondering if this is a common issue and if so how has anyone else dealt with it?