This is indeed an unfortunate situation. Data loss is stressful and can sometimes have a significant impact.
Here are some suggestions to overcome this situation and prevent future data loss:
Consult experts: As mentioned above, data recovery is very difficult and requires specialized knowledge and skills. If possible, consult a professional data recovery service. They have specialized knowledge in data restoration and may be able to help.
Attempt to rebuild the project: Even if all the files are lost, some work may still be re-creatable. Try gathering information from old drafts, emails, and notes.
Improve data management: It’s important to take measures to prevent future data loss by learning from this experience. Regular backups, redundant copies of important data, and the use of cloud storage can be helpful.
Take care of your mental health: Data loss is a stressful situation, and blaming yourself won’t help. If necessary, recognize your emotions and find strategies to manage them.
Although the situation may be very difficult, this could also be an opportunity to gain new ideas and perspectives when rebuilding the lost project. Overcoming this difficult time will make your skills and resilience even stronger. I’m rooting for you.