Last night I found myself thrown into another social situation that I found really outside of my comfort zone but I tried to stay calm and to take something away from it.As I sat and tried to think of something positive about spring formal and dancing and just being thrown in into the mix with all of these people that I rarely even talk to and don’t even know very well.I think these events are wonderful in some way, especially for extroverts which really need that time to breathe and feel recharged. Yet, I am extremely introverted and I felt so depleted before it had even started.I was feeling some of the effects of social clutter and I needed to de-clutter myself from the crowds.Social clutter can be felt when one is in large crowds or groups and feels themselves overwhelmed by the sheer amount of people.This is the type of social clutter that is often felt by more reserved and shy people. We need to find our own little bubble to recharge and find our ground.Then there is the sort of social clutter in everyday life. This is the type of social clutter where you learn that everyone you call your friend is not really your friend. Don’t get me wrong, there is nothing wrong with actually ahving a lot of really loyal and deep friends but I don’t think we ought to get in the habit of calling everyone our friends.This creates social clutter.This is the type of social clutter where we can’t really keep our head on straight because we are so torn and tossed about that we have trouble discerning who we really are.So what do we do about social clutter? We learn to cope. We learn to deal with it when there rally isn’t much else we can do. Yet, what we really need to work at is establishing stronger friendships so that we can understand who are our true friends and rid ourselves of all of that unnecessary clutter.
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-Wishing you the brightest of days,Eva
” Me and the pen,we are one. If its ink would cease to flow, my ink would cease to flow.”