April 20, 2004

Over stimulation

One of the most scary things about interacting with people is the fear of over stimulation, because it is the one thing that could start another relapse without giving a chance to know it before hand. Though it is difficult to avoid over stimulation, it is not impossible.

The best way to know whether you are getting over stimulated in an environment is to break out from the activity if possible, and go some place peaceful and quiet, stay there for a while say 10 minutes, and observe your breath, your thoughts, your emotions to see whether you are getting tense, or feeling slightly uncomfortable. You could then decide to go back to the activity or stay where you are until the environment back there calms down a bit. Even though it is not always possible to find a quiet place, going away from a stimulating place even if to a busy place is one of the most effective ways to prevent a relapse because the mind is then diverted from the continous activity that would have required much concentration in the earlier environment.

Also, to avoid over stimulation, you should go talk slowly, in short sentences, regardless of how the other person is carrying out the conversation. It will then be easier to judge your own sense of being and help you cope up with the immediate situation. It seems to help me out. And I go to the point of going mute if I do not feel well no matter what the other person starts thinking. It is best to escape from the environment. Choosing between fight or flight, it is better to fly away then try to fight back without the weapon of a normal person. Carpe diem baby ;)

Posted by puzli at April 20, 2004 06:26 AM | TrackBack


Thanx for valuable sharings//////////

Posted by: Nick at April 20, 2004 08:47 AM

mute? brings to mind my brother. now i think i understand. thanx puzli

Posted by: bluebird at April 20, 2004 01:10 PM

Gives me insights..your writings..on Karams state of being.
But tell me do not medicines correct almost every symptom?
If not what do they correct definitely.

Posted by: monica at April 20, 2004 02:45 PM

there is nothing that the meds correct definitely. you cannot rely on any symptom being cured permanently. some of the symptoms stay to some degree, and others resurface sometimes to make themselves known. the only thing you can hope for is that the symptoms stay within borders of making the person functional. keep the faith. take care. love. puzli

Posted by: puzli at April 20, 2004 03:27 PM

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