I’m suffering from sensory overload today, an unfortunate byproduct of my anxiety.
Essentially, it’s when it feels like my senses are burned out from being overstimulated, and any input feels intense, threatening and intrusive.
If I can’t alleviate it in time, I lose the will/ability to speak, and even the thought of making words with my mouth makes me cringe.
They’ve installed a fan at my office right behind me because the ac doesn’t work.
The fan is noisy, and I strongly dislike the feeling of uneven gusts of cold winds constantly touching my skin.
It eats at me until it gets to be too much, and I spend my breaks hiding in a bathroom stall.
Is there anything I can do to keep from getting overloaded daily? I don’t have noise cancelling headphones.