For introverts, parties are a whole new world. Attending gatherings and soirees can be a horrible prospect, but there will surely come a time when you’ll be required to attend these events — your boss may delegate this task to you or your brother is getting married. Whatever it is, parties will occupy a portion of your life.
There will surely be a range of events in Brisbane and other parts of QLD. Before attending them, here are some advice you’ll find handy:
Start a Goal
You’ll surely not want to attend a party if you don’t have a purpose from the get-go. What you need to do is set a specific goal. For instance, if the event is about your work, you may want to make it a point to widen your professional network by meeting people in the same industry. If you’re invited to a wedding, make it a goal to give your gift to the celebrators personally. The delicious food at the event can be your motivation, as well.
Tag Along a Friend
It may feel like parties are a sea of people, and you’ll surely feel drowned and overwhelmed when you’re alone. If this is the case, you may bring a friend — only if the event allows you to bring a companion. That way, you’ll have someone to talk with in case you don’t feel like talking to strangers. Make sure that your friend will be more than willing to attend the party, though. This is why it’s beneficial to have an extroverted friend.
It’s impossible to say this, especially if you’re not the type that’s into parties. But you’ll surely have fun, even just a bit of it. Focus on the good — the food and drinks, for instance. If nothing goes right by the end of the soiree, give yourself a breathing time and reward yourself with some quiet for introspection at the coffee shop or a long warm bath at home.
Fun at parties is subjective, but who says that an introvert can’t have some. Keep these advice in mind to survive such events.