Know the symptoms of Hyper SHRM ia
Most of this week has been devoted to talking about/at/around #SHRm12, and when I wasn’t doing that, I was reading or writing recaps about #SHRM12. I am a little afraid I may be starting to feel the symptoms of the dread syndrome known as hyper-SHRM-ia. (post-SHRM conference withdrawal syndrome)
Hyper-SHRM-ia is a dangerous condition caused by a combination of over-exposure to SHRM, coupled with a strange sense of being lonely and depressed because there is no free cocktail bar / social event on your Outlook calendar.
Symptoms of Hyper SHRM ia
- Hyper SHRM ia typically occurs when you leave your friends behind at the airport and head home, often resulting in painful pangs of social separation.
- In a few cases, victims of Hyper SHRM ia may suffer shakes and delirium or hallucinations. These early stage signs are often mistaken for symptoms of alcohol hangover, and can be safely ignored as they will pass within a few hours of arriving at home.
- In extreme cases, hyper SHRM ia triggers a sort of hoarding instinct. Those suffering from hyper SHRM ia may seem strangely attached to a particular item like a new pen or stress reliever for a short period of time. It’s best to let them retain their sweaty clutch on the object of choice until the symptoms pass.
Dealing with hyper SHRM ia
The best cure for hyper SHRM ia is time. Get back to work. Follow your routine, and very soon, your SHRM conference experience will seem like just a cloudy memory. I guarantee you will feel better eventually.
You can also try these steps if you continue to feel enervated and excited by ideas you may have been exposed to at #SHRM12:
- Pick up the phone and network. Your HR network can help you through hyper SHRM ia if need be.
- Get those crazy ideas out of your system. Implement something at work. This often helps provide relief.
- Book your trip to #SHRM13. In some cases, you will find you just have to have more SHRM to deal with your hyper SHRM ia.
- If you suffer from extended hyper SHRM ia for more than four hours, you should contact your physician, or SHRM CEO Hank Jackson.