Published on 12, July, 2020
I’m just wondering if anyone has any advice on what to do when you realise you are in sensory overload (especially with friends or in public). Also, does anyone have any advice on how to prevent becoming sensorily overloaded or how to recognise the triggers? Thank you so much in advance.
Someone who really struggles with sensory overload
jazshanks said:Lots of people talking at once can do it.
Oh boy is that the truth.
Go to the loo. Decide if you want to leave, if you do, go back and tell your friends you don't feel good and go home.
Supermarkets and nightclubs are hellish.
Dip your face in cold water if it helps…
I relate to this. I used to know i felt off or anxious but i couldn’t work out why, I now know if I don’t know why i feel that way, it’s probably because i am over stimulated.
On the very rare occasions I venture into town, earphones are a must. I have in ear ones, that effectively shut out the world, so a lot of the sensory input is limited to music that I choose to listen to. This helps me.
Omg yes I love my buds