January 1


To Stay In or Go Out? Four Tips for Deciding

By Peter Julian

January 1, 2020

There is social pressure to go out and interact with others, but sometimes it is not in our best interests to mingle with others. If you are not going out with someone who makes you feel comfortable and secure, or causes you stress, stay home. It’s best not to go out while you are affected by stress, under pressure, in a reactive state or highly emotional. If you are drained by social interactions, and have a deadline, it is best to pool your energy.

Key Takeaways:

  • When deciding whether to go out or stay home, consider who will be at an event.
  • It’s best to stay home if you’re in a highly emotional state and prone to being upset.
  • Plan your night accordingly to make sure it suits your needs and save your energy if you have upcoming events.

“However, regardless of individual differences in sociability, the capacity to be alone has long been viewed in psychodynamic theory as a mature achievement that signals the capacity to love.”

Read more: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/personality-quotient/201912/stay-in-or-go-out-four-tips-deciding

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