Are you feeling ever so slightly socially anxious about all this going back into the real world after many, many months WFH?
Down the rabbit hole into a whirl of face-to-face meetings, real parties, real live 3d people rather than 2d versions? It’s so exhilarating. I’m finding after in-the room training sessions I’m so buzzed up by all the human contact that I can’t sleep. It’s just so lovely to be with warm humans rather than a flat screen!
But I also see you introverts – because though I’m bold in my introversion I also know that I need to really build myself up to large groups – and then I need time to decompress. And that’s ok.
Real world social interactions with lots of people can feel, let’s face it, like a bit of a performance. And if you follow that logic then it will help you to prepare like a performer.
And what do performers do before performance? They get physical. It can be anything: boogie around the house to music, put a great song on and sing along, do some yoga, go for a run. Why? Because anything that gets you into your body, gets you out of your head. When you’re in your body you’re not thinking mean thoughts to yourself. You’ll notice after warming up like an actor that when you get into the room, you’re not anxious, you’re not overthinking, you’re present to what’s unfolding moment by moment.
I shared a video about this on my YouTube channel, which you can watch by clicking on the link below.
Have fun testing this one – warm up like a performer before you get out there. And then enjoy that great buzz of connection.
And then if you’re an introvert like me, have a quiet day once it’s done!