Visibility hangover is a real thing. It doesn't involve alcohol or trying to recover memories of the night before. No missing time or incriminating photos on your phone.
Maybe you've had a launch, you've been working on something, you've been telling people about this thing you do. Busy busy busy. If you're not actually "out there" then you're planning to be "out there" or thinking of ways you can get "out there".
Visibility is at front and centre of your mind and every action you take is with that visibility in mind.
This happens when you launch a new business, a service, a program, a whatever that needs your constant energy output and being seen and heard.
It's like planning a wedding for however long one does that, having the wedding and then all of a sudden nothing to plan.
This might sound like heaven, after a kerfuffle and visibility frenzy but the vacuum of silence you get when you no longer put all your energy into being seen and hear can be deafening.
The more visible you want to be, the more energy it requires and the longer you keep up that process, the more your body gets used to a new normal.
High vibe and high vis are amazing but it's also unsustainable. What goes up, must come down. Once your high vis thing is over, your energy needs to come down to with it.
Queue visibility hangover.
The feeling of not knowing what to do with yourself, your time, your energy.
That visibility high can be addictive. We see that with celebrities all the time. The price is as high as the visibility itself though.
Ever had a burnout? Ever thought, if you had to do one more "thing" you're just going to konk out?
It's not hard to reach that point.
Visibility hangovers are those mild little signs that let you know that you've had too much of a good thing. Time to come down from that visibility high and think about what comes next.
This is where your planning skills will serve you well. You know that once your high vis thing is over, your energy will drop, whether you want it to or not.
Plan yourself things to do that will ease you back into the low vis flow of life. Activities that are gentle and don't require much effort or even visibility from you. Things that slow you down instead of slam you down.
I like to get lost in gardening or cooking after a high vis event. Those things bring me back to basics and I can relish the activities at my own pace and for my own pleasure.
I also enjoy quiet times when I'm coming down from a visibility high. I avoid shopping centres and noisy situations in general.
Maybe these would work for you as well, maybe something else. As long as you're aware of how your energy fluctuates between your high and low visibility states, you can make that a part of your plan.
Lots of people just plan for the high vis part. They put a lot of effort into how they want to be seen and heard. They forget about what comes after. What happens when being seen is heard is no longer needed, in fact, quiet and invisibility are what they need.