• I have friends who can do a Monday to Friday, and still ‘we outside!’ me on weekend
• I equally have friends who have a social battery they would love to supercharge but they just don’t feel like it
How exactly does your social battery look like?
I know some of you post your ‘come spend my day with me’ photos and videos with your selected followers because you have private accounts, and others have public accounts and share with whoever follows their account.
There are others who post and rarely get the traction they desire but regardless, you still manage to update people, and this definitely contributes to your social currency.
I am tempted to think social media brings about all this social and cultural currency shebang.
But again, how does your social battery look like?
It’s now a societal thing where we rejoice on Thursday because it’s just one more day before we get to be out and about for the weekend.
Nowadays, the narrative keeps changing, the recent one being, ‘your weekend can start today if you are bold enough’, and the meme is posted like on a Wednesday or Tuesday.
As an ambivert, I can confidently say my battery works on average and sometimes below average.
Sometimes, I barely have time to do extracurricula activities after work on a weekday and, therefore, I long for the weekend to just let loose.
I might update on my socials where I am at the moment, may do it the day after once I have finished my escapades, and sometimes, I don’t do it at all.
Other days, I might have had a busy week and just decide to stay indoors over the weekend.
This way, I escape those instances where I call myself to a meeting and question my life decisions on a Sunday late afternoon or evening.
I escape those instances where I don’t question myself as to why I didn’t sleep properly, why I didn’t just binge-watch movies or series and eat the entire weekend.
I always have a challenge cancelling on friends, but if by God’s grace they actually do it, I get that inside joy that I don’t have to leave the house because I know the following week might or might not be as hectic as the previous one.
But, on the other hand, going out gives me a chance to mingle and make new friends, post and give my online family proof of life, link with long-lost friends and basically free my mind.
I have friends who can do a Monday to Friday, and still ‘we outside!’ me on weekend.
I always ask myself how they do it.
I equally have friends who have a social battery they would love to supercharge, but they just don’t feel like it.
They think its too stressful or tiring.
They sometimes hang out just for the sake of it because they have FOMO.
Some are just introverted and enjoy staying indoors, while others are ambiverts but have a dominant introverted side.
I don’t know but I think charging your social battery can be a good thing and even if you are not an extrovert, there is still time and a whole lot of things to do.
Most of the time it will be a drain, but with proper time management and planning, it can be worth it.
To those of you who manage to strike a balance, even in between the week after work, well and good.
If you can create the balance between work and your social life and don't find it tiring or stressful, the better.
Learn to live a little.