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Thursday, November 07, 2013

Yesterday I returned from a 3-day conference in Boston. In general, conferences make me really exhausted. I'm not a people-person and the constant listening and being in a room full of people makes me so very tired.

I didn't use the hotel gym at all, though I did bring my workout clothes. I got a lot of walking in (averaged nearly 17,000 steps each day) and figured that was enough.

I realized this time that I need to utilize better self care when I'm at these events. I should have exercised. I should have attended fewer sessions. I am a pretty strong introvert and long days of being around tens of thousands of people (literally -- over 13K people were at this conference!) makes me very grumpy. It's hard to be seen/network effectively when I'm a grumpalumpagous!

Now that I figured this out, I will do better next time. Promise!

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    Congrats on the 17k steps each day.
    965 days ago
    965 days ago
    I seem to be at a lot of conferences. They completely wear me out too. Physically, emotionally, and sometimes, even spiritually.... I am an introvert - my husband is the extrovert extordiare....he visits and visits and schmoozes and schmoozes and I usualy quietly wait in the background.

    It is great that you figured out the issue and I know you will do better in the future.
    965 days ago
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