Everyone knows that event drop is one of the worst feelings on earth. Especially if you are new to the community and feel amazing with being your 100% true self as a pup. But, how do you get through it? Are there things you can do to make it easier on yourself? Are there things you can do to make it easier for someone else? How can you get through it when you feel so helpless? The answer to these questions is very simple…communication.
Event drop is the worst feelings when leaving an event and can typically start as early as the ending of an event and last for a couple hours, days and even weeks. Event drop can truly ruin a person as they are not equipped to handle the separation of their true selves from their professional life. No one likes to put themselves back in a box after opening up about themselves. So how are you able to get through this period of time that is intense on one person?
In order to get through event drop, the best thing to do is talk with someone. Find a close friend in the community that you can openly chat with. A lot of people are able to relate with someone who has been through it and are able to talk about it. Talking and expressing yourself will truly help you out more and release that toxic energy. The person you talk with can help you see different perspectives on the conversation, but also be able to offer insight as to what you may be able to do to help counter the drop.
There are some things you can do to help make the event drop easier to process. One great way is finding something to do in the community like a pup mosh or go to a local charity and offer to help them out. Taking your mind off the event will work well and help refresh your mind. Some people like to dwell on the negative thoughts and that can become overwhelming; the best thing to do in this case is to do something fun like seeing a movie, video games…anything that can be productive that could take your mind off of the drop.
In the opposite side, how do you help someone who is going through this and you are struggling with words to give as advice? Listen to what the pup is saying intently and try to keep distractions out of the conversation in regards to in person distractions like a cell phone. Show the pup that you are focused on them and nothing else. Let the pup vent and truly express how they feel. Be there as a person to listen to what the pup has to say and comfort them. This is the most you can do, but also do something fun or silly to make that pup smile or wag their tail. Let the pup know that you are there for them and they will be able to find and express thanks in that.
Event drop is an extremely depressing state on the mind and it is something that no one should go through alone. Listen to what the pup is saying and listen carefully. Offer insight and praise and be able to help make that pup smile and wag their tail. Communication is key to all of this and the ability to have that open communication will make the entire process easier in the long run. As always, keep your chin up pups and wag on!