We can be bombarded with more information, emotions and sensory stimulation than our brains can process. Overloading our system and senses can usually be restored and reset with a good night’s sleep, but it doesn’t always work and can make everything more difficult.
Our brains are amazing and do all kinds of clever things, often at the same time, but they have limits. These limits are different for everyone and change over time, so it’s normal for our brains to get stuck sometimes. It's not just difficulty or stress that can make us overload, it could be caused by lots of fun, late nights, overindulgence and overstimulation.
Keeping excitable brains happy can prevent:
Stress, tiredness, sensitivity to noise or light, anxiety, disorientation, chronic pain, muscle aches, migraine, anger, grumpiness, clumsiness, absent-mindedness, withdrawal, tension, brain noise, brain fog, lack of confidence, low self esteem, negative thoughts, sleep difficulties, addiction and substance abuse, inability to make decisions,
Any of these can make life, relationships and work/study more difficult in the short and long term. Finding ways to minimise symptoms and cope is a long term challenge and understanding the reasons why can make all the difference. At this point it should be stressed how important it is to get a medical diagnosis, but even on medication, often it’s up to us to make the best of it and add things that help and remove things that don’t.
The long-term consequences of some of these conditions can lead to more serious physical and mental health problems or a lifetime of medication, so the stakes are high.
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