10 years ago, I trained for and ran the Chicago marathon. Sounds crazy (and it was) because I am not (was not) a runner. But, I pursued that goal with a vengeance and 4 months later I crossed the finish line after running for 4 hours and 45 minutes.
When it was over, I cried like a baby.
This was actually an uncontrolled response. I had surpassed my normal physical and emotional boundaries and could not have suppressed the tears if I wanted to. No one warned me before my big race…but I later learned that this is a normal part of the experience.
Most big projects end with high emotions and a similar blowout from exhaustion. We shift into high gear to achieve our project goals and we burn extra energy in the final stretch. Therefore, it is normal to experience a crash & burn moment when its over and the emotions take over. Sometimes we get sick…and in extreme situations, it can even lead to a more severe loss of health
After the big project, give yourself the time and space to crash. Create an opportunity to push “reset”. Give your mind, body, and soul some time to restore before taking off on the next big adventure.
It’s an important part of succeeding on the next project!
Thanks for listening.