Why do so many introverts find it absolutely thrilling when plans get canceled – like the grown-up equivalent of a snow day?
I think it has something to do with the mental preparation leading up to the planned event. We gather our energy, getting ready to spend it all at once – and then, when we don’t have to, we’re left with extra reserves.
It’s like saving up for a car, and then receiving one as a gift. Suddenly, all the cash you’ve set aside is available to spend.