Working on a new project has brought me into contact with a range of information I wouldn’t have seen otherwise. Recently, I ran into a couple of sentences that jumped out at me:
“You can’t go directly from one really intense thing to a new really intense thing without giving yourself time to transition. We like to think we can do that—that we can fly from one thing to another at warp speed all the time—but we can’t. We need transition time, buffer time, time to come down off one thing and rest a little before digging into what’s next.”
I often say that emotional energy is an exhaustable resource; it’s renewable, but you can burn out.
Are you trying to keep too many balls in the air?