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7 Tips to Survive the Glitter Crash

7 March 2020

Performing is just a very intensive activity. Most often I get into a state of hyperfocus and get a rush of energy, which lasts until hours after my show. Unfortunately, it often comes with a slight downer some days later, "The Glitter crash". Read here how to deal with it.

The glitter crash is the burlesque term for the dip you can feel after performing or attending a burlesque show or festival. Performing is just a very intensive activity. Most often I get into a state of hyperfocus and get a rush of energy, which lasts until hours after my show. Unfortunately, it often comes with a slight downer some days later.
When I find myself in a slight crash after some glittery days I do the following things that really help me.

  1. Excise

It always helps me to do something to get my heart racing. I like to go to the gym to train with my trainer Robbert Miedema or follow yoga or Pilates class. A very low-intensity training that I love is yin yoga.

  1. Meditate

I meditate daily around 30 till 45 minutes. When I feel a little down I go for an even longer mediation.

  1. Sleep

When I do a lot of shows my sleeping pattern is completely off. It’s very important to get enough sleep during my free days.

  1. See friends

I tend to isolate myself a bit on days I don’t have to perform. During a show night, I’m surrounded by sometimes familiar but mostly all new people. So on days off I often stay at home to recharge. But I actually feel much better if I go out for dinner or have a drink with a friend.

  1. Eat healthy

During show day it’s difficult for me to eat enough and eat healthy. I’m not allowed to eat a lot of things, link gluten and cow milk. Which makes it difficult to eat out. When I’m at home I always cook a healthy meal for myself with a lot of vegetables. And I skip most processed products containing sugar, like chocolate and soda’s.

  1. Be kind to myself

It doesn’t work to get irritated by yourself when you already feel a bit down. A very relaxing thought to have is that I sometimes just need a little time, patience and self care to feel better.

  1. See art (museum theatre)

It’s very nice to see beautiful paintings, fascinating pictures or a glorifying opera when you feel a little uninspired yourself. Go out and explore