I’d say most of us know what a classic hangover feels like. Fatigue, nausea, a general overactive sensitivity to…almost everything. But a social hangover is different.
Because of the pandemic, psychologists say we are now readjusting back to the busyness of the world we live in. Most of us have been dying to start doing things all the time again. But what if our bodies and minds need a little more time to get adjusted?
The term Social Hangover is a concept from psychology. As more and more people are coming out of lockdown, it is becoming more and more common.
Essentially, a Social Hangover is when after a night of social interaction and hanging out, the next day you feel like you’re walking in quicksand or surrounded by fog. Everything takes more energy, more work and appears to be overwhelming, confusing, and exhausting.
Psychologists say that if you do get this feeling, do not use it as a reason to stay indoors. You should actually do the opposite and use it as a sign to continue to adjust to getting back outside.
Have you experienced this feeling? Do you think the name fits what it is?