15 min

Victory Hangovers: What to Do When a Huge Win Feels Underwhelming Simply Worth It: Physician Negotiations with Dr. Linda Street

    • Careers

Big wins, leaps, and accomplishments are often associated with endorphin-rich highs and tons of elation, but what happens when the joy is short-lived, and we’re left feeling a little underwhelmed about the whole thing? 
 
Sometimes the after-effect of a win is more anticlimactic than we thought it would be, and that’s totally okay. Victory hangovers are a natural part of growing as a person, we won’t always have the warm and fuzzies when we achieve something great. 
 
How do we deal with all the feelings that come with a win? 
 
In this episode, we talk about why we feel low after doing something really great. 



Three Things You’ll Learn In This Episode 
 
- Why moments of accomplishment bring up unexpected feelings
A huge part of growth is adjusting to a new set point for ourselves - is that what makes a win feel anticlimactic? 
 
- How to avoid a spiral into full-on negativity 
After a victory, our brains may offer less-than-helpful thoughts that can sabotage us, how do we shut them down?
 
- Embracing the emotional rollercoaster of growth
How do we make room for every emotion that comes with a victory hangover?

Big wins, leaps, and accomplishments are often associated with endorphin-rich highs and tons of elation, but what happens when the joy is short-lived, and we’re left feeling a little underwhelmed about the whole thing? 
 
Sometimes the after-effect of a win is more anticlimactic than we thought it would be, and that’s totally okay. Victory hangovers are a natural part of growing as a person, we won’t always have the warm and fuzzies when we achieve something great. 
 
How do we deal with all the feelings that come with a win? 
 
In this episode, we talk about why we feel low after doing something really great. 



Three Things You’ll Learn In This Episode 
 
- Why moments of accomplishment bring up unexpected feelings
A huge part of growth is adjusting to a new set point for ourselves - is that what makes a win feel anticlimactic? 
 
- How to avoid a spiral into full-on negativity 
After a victory, our brains may offer less-than-helpful thoughts that can sabotage us, how do we shut them down?
 
- Embracing the emotional rollercoaster of growth
How do we make room for every emotion that comes with a victory hangover?

15 min