Animals use their whiskers to sense the world and threats around them, without this sensory information the world is more confusing, scary and potentially dangerous. We all experience the world differently, but our reactions, thoughts, senses and emotions can differ hugely from day to day as well. A good night's sleep, that feeling of nothing getting in your way, or everything and everyone being too complicated, who knows what each day will bring? It's true that some things are more difficult to handle, but sometimes the easy things are too much and the harder challenges a breeze. If our overloaded system jams, we can either become overly sensitive or not as aware of what's happening around us.
Overload from migraine and anxiety often causes heightened sensitivity to sensory information, lights, smells and sounds, so it can help to wear headphones or sunglasses (blinkers) and avoid noisy, complex or busy people and places. Or if totally overwhelmed a simple and fun activity can help bring sensitivity and processing back to normal. Often there is no choice in a busy day to take things easy, so bilateral stimulation is a helpful technique that can rebalance mental processing and sensitivity, and quickly restore a calm and centred mind.
When our whiskers aren't working it narrows our perspective so we can miss the nice, normal sensations, sights, smells, sounds and thoughts and dwell on negative things instead. It's always good to check on our feelings and sensitivity during the day, so can be better prepared to avoid overload and be kind to our whiskers.