Saturday, September 15, 2012
How Sensory Overload Feels to Me
My job at the grocery story was particularly challenging this past Sunday. The workday started out alright enough; I was talkative and even joked around with friends and coworkers. However, as the day went on, I began to have sensory issues, even though I did not recognize them for what they were at first. Over my lifetime, I have tried to find reasons for the sensations that accompanied sensory overload. I've tried to tell people that I was just tired, I had a headache, things like that. My most recent reasoning for sensory overload was that I was empathetic and was reading the emotions of others. Finally, I have not only identified when I am having a sensory overload, I can also describe how it feels. It is sort of like a hard, pressing feeling in my head that came in waves and becomes increasingly painful. This is what it feels like for me to have a sensory overload.