Overstimulation – It’s a real thing
A few days ago I attended the opening of Star Wars: The Last Jedi with my girlfriend and son here in Irvine.
(Did I mention I moved to Southern California? Well, I did. Another post on that soon.)
The excitement of seeing the film was rapidly juxtaposed by the anxiety I started feeling after we selected our seats. Knowing that I’d become overstimulated at some point, I chose a seat on the aisle with Karen seated between me and Jay.
That we’re all rabid Star Wars fans notwithstanding, I was prohibited from enjoying the film because the anxiety the overstimulation evoked. The sensation of needing to do a total body stretch really hit me and about two hours into the film and I had to get up and walk into the entry/exit to the theater (picture me rolling out a yoga mat and executing cobra pose, child pose, and warrior pose – not at all distracting, right?). [Read more…] about Overstimulation, the Holidays, and Writing