In this “Ask Adam” segment on Tested, Adam Savage answers a fascinating question about getting post-project depression. I’ve never heard this discussed before, but it’s a thing I certainly have experienced.
Adam says he can gets it, especially after big, consuming projects that have taken a lot of mental and physical resources. I usually experience this kind of post-project “meh” after finishing writing and editing a book. Such a project tends to take everything you’ve got.
Have you also experienced this? I find that having a new project already on deck can be a big help.
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