It’s easy to forget that we don’t all process the sounds of the world in the same way. Here’s a thoughtful post on strategies for coping with NOISE.
I carry a set of earplugs with me. I keep a pair in my car and in all my emergency kits.
I hate earplugs, but… they help me blend in while getting me through the most difficult circumstances. I have used earplugs in class when a video was too loud or if just the class in general was too loud. I have used them to fall asleep when the world just seemed louder than normal. I use them less now than I used to, but they are my coping skill when I can’t handle things.
I feel like my life is a series of trying to blend in by finding ways to do normal things abnormally. Not that anything I do is really abnormal, it’s just thinking outside of the box.
Recently I discussed with my therapist ways to address my sensory needs to make life more manageable. I guess…
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