We all know that feeling — you’re looking forward to something SO much that when it finally arrives you’re either let down because it’s not everything you thought it’d be, or on the flip side, it’s so much better you literally explode from the excitement. Either way, a day or two later, you are wiped out. Done. Kaput.
How do you keep going once that surge of adrenaline has passed?
This can apply to writing, competitions, an annual review, vacations — anything really — and in my case I’m still coming down from my friend’s wedding last weekend. I’ve looked forward to it for nearly six months, it was a whirlwind four days, and now? Nothing.
(Okay, not nothing. I’m heading back to Kentucky in a week for a writers camping trip and I’m SUPER excited about that. In fact, I think this lull is all that’s keeping me sane right now.)
So, back to my question for you. How do you keep going when you just want to curl up in a ball and take a nap? Red Bull? Exercise? Or do you burrow into your couch and wait for the feeling to pass?