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Tw33t_Tw33t___Tw33t

441d

Does anyone have a list of procedures they go through that help when they’re overstimulated? I tried making one into an acronym to help me remember all of them, but it’s just kind long and hard to remember when I’m in the middle of everything

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    • Tw33t_Tw33t___Tw33t

      441d

      @Tw33t_Tw33t___Tw33t I deal with disassociation and alexithymia which leads me to ignore some of my physical needs a lot since I can’t identify them well, so some of these points may seems weird to have on the list

    • enbypup

      441d

      I don't, but I really like the list you've made! I also struggle with dissociation and alexithymia

    • Tw33t_Tw33t___Tw33t

      441d

      This is my current list of anyone is interested or has ideas on how to make it better * Cleanliness - checking if oil on my skin/hair is bothering me and washing it if needed * Clothes - checking if the clothes on are sensory safe and changing into something more comfortable or taking clothes off if needed and appropriate(at home/in bedroom alone) * Water - checking if thirsty and drinking water if needed * Eat - checking on hunger and eating something sensory safe if needed(for me it’s usually something liquid, pudding consistency or pasta) * Emotion - checking on emotional input, doing breathing exercises, journaling, doing stuff that helps handle bigger emotions * Toilet - checking to see if I need to use the bathroom and going if needed * Tension - popping joints or I will flex target areas for 10 secs then relax and move them around to stretch them out/prevent cramping, helps me force relax areas that are tense and causing soreness * Outside sensory input - removing yourself from the sensory input(somewhere dark/quiet is best), putting on sunglasses/noise canceling headphones/earplugs * Rest - checking if physically tired and taking a nap or laying down for a while if needed What I do exactly depends on what I’m able to do at that moment and what’s bothering me the most. If I’m at the point that I can’t do anything I’ll lay down in my room in the dark until I fall asleep or it dies down enough that I can start doing things

      • Tw33t_Tw33t___Tw33t

        441d

        @Tw33t_Tw33t___Tw33t I deal with disassociation and alexithymia which leads me to ignore some of my physical needs a lot since I can’t identify them well, so some of these points may seems weird to have on the list

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Some techniques that people use when they're overstimulated include removing themselves from the stimulation, practicing grounding techniques like the 54321 method, using noise-canceling headphones, and taking deep breaths. It's important to find what works best for you and create a personalized list or routine to follow when experiencing overstimulation.

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