Introvert Psychology vs. Gödel, Escher, Bach (Should I Stay or Should I Go?)
I don't feel like going outside, but I have this thing to do I really want to do. You know what an introver...maybe you don't, exactly. You might think an introvert is a standoffish person who likes doing things alone, but that's only part of the story. The part you need to know is this: Let the introvert do her thing, but keep communication open - even if there isn't any sound. The introvert doesn't want to be alone; she just can't control the energy draining from her. Interaction is an app that saps the battery.
When I first moved to Annandale, VA, I realised the danger of withering completely alone. I researched to find people I could deal with doing things I actually like. It is useless to force yourself to do things you dislike just to connect with humans - no, it really is. See above comment on sapped battery.
So I found this book club, and we're reading one book for over a year now: Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid. We meet fortnightly, and we never number as many as ten - for an introvert nerd it's a perfect arrangement. I was lucky to find them.
Because I value the opportunity, and I studied the reading, and I'm ready for it, I am still deciding whether I will go. Odds are good i will. Because I know myself, I rarely fight the Introvert. If I won't stand up for her (me), who will? But if I do this thing I will be glad I did. And if I have to dip early, they won't be mad. Adulting is Doing The Thing; Supporting is allowing a person the required space.
Or choose to not do it because you don't want to give up your personal energy for this. You're the banker - you decide who gets an energy payout and who doesn't. Pay yourself fee for the transaction.