Maybe it's because I work 2 jobs everyday from7:30 to 5:30; and I have to race from one to the other at 2:00. Plus for the past 2 years I have been working on my BS so I was busy most weekends going to class. Perhaps that is why I cherish my down time and just want to stay home sometimes.
I never felt bored.... I puttered in my
Today my friends were going to the movies and I just didn't feel like going, so I didn't. No reason, just told them I didn't feel like a movie, and I know they were fine with it. (they are used to my hermit-ish ways)
I found this on Psychology Today, and it is SO true about me! (and can I say that my now ex-husband never understood this as he was an extrovert!)
" Loners often hear from well-meaning peers that they need to be more social, but the implication that they're merely black-and-white opposites of their bubbly peers misses the point. Introverts aren't just less sociable than extroverts; they also engage with the world in fundamentally different ways. While outgoing people savor the nuances of social interaction, loners tend to focus more on their own ideas—and on stimuli that don't register in the minds of others. Social engagement drains them, while quiet time gives them an energy boost.
Research by psychotherapist Elaine Aron demonstrates that withdrawn people typically have very high sensory acuity. Because loners are good at noticing subtleties that other people miss, Aron says, they are well-suited for careers that require close observation, like writing and scientific research. It's no surprise that famous historical loners include Emily Dickinson, Stanley Kubrick, and Isaac Newton." (Hey, I am in good company)
SO!! The next time you just "want to be alone" don't let anyone give you grief over it... you just tell them that scientific research proves that you need some "quiet time to recharge your sensory acuity". That should keep them quiet for a while....