Confession: It’s been eons and I don’t know what a true hangover feels like.
I imagine it feels like getting hit by a semi-truck.
Maybe a case of food poisoning or the flu?
Well, that’s how I felt like today.
Like I had a hangover.
But not because of the usual culprit.
I was at a conference at my church these past few nights.
And they were long nights.
But I still was determined to wake up early and start my day productively.
And I did.
But as the day progressed, I started feeling weird.
And I got that sick feeling in my stomach.
Wait a minute, didn’t I just experience some awesome worship and teaching from God’s Word several nights in a row?
How soon did I forget.
I didn’t forget.
I was coming down from all the excitement of the conference.
From being intensely focused in a high charged, learning environment.
Usually, I know that this is normal and it might take a few days to readjust.
So what are the “cures” for a conference hangover?
- If you can, take extra time to rest the following day.
- Drink a lot of water, alkaline if you can. (A great tip for everyday, conference or not)
- Be forgiving of yourself.
- Review any notes in a few days to give yourself time to process and see what you will implement.
Do you feel like you’re hungover after attending a conference? Do you feel you have to decompress before resuming your normal activities? I would love to get your feedback.