Are You Suffering From Sensory Overload?

Are You Suffering From Sensory Overload?

 portrait of a tired woman against a wooden wall

Think back over your day so far. How much of it was spent in silence? As in no pumping background music, no chit chat, no incessant mental chatter in your head or a blazing podcast on your headphones. When were you last just in the moment, with the wind on your face appreciating what is with no judgement and feeling truly grateful for the magic of life.

Chances are it’s been a while. It’s a common predicament these days. Often seconds after our alarm goes off, bang we are deep into social media feeds. Listening to music on our commute to work, watching videos at lunch, listening to podcasts on the way home, watching TV during dinner.

Sound familiar? The average person is often deprived of mental and physical silence. We are over-stimulated by a constant bombardment on all our sensory organs. It is the era of sensory overload!

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Putting Down The Burden

Putting Down The Burden

This is so beautifully illustrated by a lecturer, who when explaining stress management to an audience, raised a glass of water and asked, “how heavy is this glass of water?” Answers called out ranged from 20g to 500g. The lecturer replied, “The absolute weight doesn’t matter. It depends on how long you try to hold it.”

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