Transitioning from the Crossfit mindset, to a strength emphasis can be a challenge insofar as you are 'hooked' on the 'feel' of circuit-training or 'chasing the calorie burn.'
For strength, it doesn't hurt to stretch out a bit, so to speak, and allow for rests between efforts.
Now, IMO, you can get at least a bit of the best of both worlds. You can continue to work circuit-style, even with lower reps and heavier reps, so long as you don't: (A) lift to failure and (B) try to turn it into a cardio session.
Ex: you could do a set of pullups, rest 30 seconds, do a set of dips, rest 30 seconds, do a set of deadlifts, rest one minute and repeat, something like that.