C. Take 30–60 Minute Recharges: Look for points in the schedule where it’s ok for me to go take a walk, grab a coffee, take a shower or exercise. Things that put me in another headspace and recharge me. Yeah so it’s not that I wasn’t interested in your panel topic, it’s that I needed some Hunter time.
I do this all the time at big events/conferences. I just need time away by myself, before diving back into the crowd. So, I’ll take a walk outside and wander for a half hour or so.
I know that behavior sometimes makes others think that we don’t like people. Actually, I enjoy time spent with great people.
But, I still need alone time to recharge my batteries. Preferably with a great cup of coffee.