Thursday, 17 January 2019

Online Sensory Overload

I know I swing between feeling completely fine online and enjoy participating in social media (etc) and all its' positive social and community benefits for me,

to running away from it completely - simply from feeling overwhelmed and over-stimulated with all its constant waves and deluges of ongoing negatives and mindless chaotic mush.
"As all the visual and auditory stimuli engulf me, I feel the same sense of panic that I felt as a kid when I got stuck in a riptide at the beach and almost drowned." *
That's why I'm not always so 'consistent' sharing online - although I know I am not obliged to, either. It's an ongoing journey for me, finding that 'balance'.

By Matt Allen G - April 29, 2018 
(Thanks to @beautifu75 for the link )

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  1. The same part of Matt's post stood out to me. I never really thought of myself as being in a panic but it really is like that. It's so hard for others to understand. It's just too much sometimes.

    1. I wholly appreciate that, Shannon! I've had moments of "Panic" in social/public settings sometimes ( ) [I manage to 'hide' it mostly, tho]... I often wonder if my MS somehow magnifies that for me? Hmm...

  2. I’m the same but it’s more visual than audio for me. Recently this was set into motion when I just didn’t understand what was going on. I guess it is a type of panic. Thanks 😉❤️