After every project and main event, something happens. I move quickly from a feeling of wholeness, completeness, and fulfillment, to the not quite opposite. Then after a few days, I’m back to my regular ways.
I’m not alone. It happens to others, too. I asked my friends to be sure. They affirmed my experience.
The first step for me has been recognizing that this happens. It’s consistent, and there is a reason. I still working to discern the reason for my crashes. In the meantime, I’ve pulled together a list of things that have helped me and some of my friends to diminish or avert the effects of the crash. Here are the top 6:
- Schedule time for the crash.
- Travel to a place that doesn’t remind you of the work.
- Sleeping (especially without feeling guilty about it).
- Communing with nature.
- Reconnecting with people, friends, and colleagues you haven’t seen because of the intense focus of the work.
Do you have a way to navigate the post-event crash? Share it here.