Last summer, I employed monk mode into my life to help me progress with my passions and life goals. I spent 4-8 hours nearly every single day in the summer immersed in my work. Outside of that time, I was at my day job, lifting, and reading RP-tinted literature (classics, philosophy etc.)
However, after doing this for 3+ months and having very little social contact.. I find social environments to be more intimidating than they used to be. I used to be a bit of a natural in my early 20s.. Not worry about showing up to a party alone, being the life of the party, everyone liked me etc..
Now I feel like a ghost in other peoples' presence. I easily forget names and don't care that much to socialize. When I socialize it feels too forced, like I'm at work in customer service interacting with a customer. I notice people are more easily offended by what I say when back in the day I would say absolutely ludicrous shit that was pretty offensive and people would laugh their asses off.
It also seems like people are distancing from me. This might just be a byproduct of getting older and being busier with other shit though (late 20s).
I want to get this straightened out and start making some new friends. I went from being a semi-popular guy in my social circle to a nobody who no one calls anymore or has any desire to hangout with.