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Navigating the Post-Event Whirlwind: A Guide for Introverts




Have you ever experienced the whirlwind aftermath of a big event or project? I certainly have. 

Whether it's a conference, a charity event, a product launch, or a family gathering, these moments often leave us feeling accomplished, proud, and joyful. Yet, they can also be incredibly draining, leaving us in dire need of serious recharge time.


As an introvert, I understand how exhausting these experiences can be. I recently hosted a charity event, and it kicked my butt. Despite being a seasoned event host, this one was different (just when you think you have things figured out).


I’d planned a little getaway with a friend as a reward and ensured no big events were scheduled for the following week. However, I’ve realized that my reward needs to be something that truly recharges me and meets my introverted needs.


Big events are exhilarating and rewarding but can also be physically and emotionally draining. That's why it's crucial to have a plan for navigating the aftermath and replenishing your energy reserves. 

Here are a few strategies I’ve found helpful for bouncing back after big events:


Schedule a Lighter Week: After a big event, give yourself permission to take it easy. Instead of diving straight back into your usual routine, schedule a lighter week with fewer commitments. Use this time to rest, recharge, and reconnect with yourself.


Prioritize Self-Care: Self-care is essential for replenishing your energy and preventing burnout. Make time for activities that nourish your mind, body, and soul. This could be a long walk in nature, a relaxing bubble bath, or an outing with friends (for my extroverted friends). Remember, self-care isn't selfish… it's a necessary investment in your well-being.


Gradually Reintroduce High Cognitive Activities: As you start feeling more energized, gradually reintroduce high cognitive activities into your schedule, especially during peak performance hours. Instead of diving straight into complex projects, start with smaller tasks and work your way up. This gradual approach will help prevent overwhelm and ensure you operate at your best.


Reflect and Celebrate: Take time to reflect on the event’s success and celebrate your achievements. Acknowledge the hard work and effort that made it a success, and give yourself a well-deserved pat on the back. Celebrating your wins will boost your confidence and motivation as you move forward.

Remember, it’s okay to take things slow and give yourself the time and space you need to recover. By prioritizing self-care and gradually reintroducing high cognitive activities, you'll be able to bounce back from big events like the powerhouse you are.

Here's to honouring your introverted nature and embracing the power of self-care!


To your continued success and time well spent,

Jen


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