You know that empty, listless feeling you sometimes get after something big is over? Like Christmas — in the past, I always had such a runup of excitement and busy-ness that when December 26 rolled around, I felt a huge let-down from the sudden lack of adrenaline.
Today, having finished an important task, I feel a sense of satisfaction but at the same time I feel like a balloon that just lost all its helium. I’m “burnt-out,” drained, exhausted. My next task seems uncertain; where should I go from here? Although in reality I know what I need to do now (there’s always something, isn’t there?), inertia is getting in the way. I’ve run down and I need somehow to wind myself up again.
This feeling will pass, I know. In the meantime, I’ll choose to focus on my achievement and enjoy the satisfaction.