I must say that my anxiety is kicking my ass today. All of a sudden, every part of me feels overwhelmed, stressed and overstimulated. I feel like a ticking time bomb, ready to explode at any second. I feel so on edge from all the stimulation and noises around me that all I want to do is find a little cupboard, crawl inside, and put on my headphones with music or a movie drowning out reality.
I know that I’m a highly sensitive person (Yes, it is a real thing and I didn’t just make it up right now), and that does mean that I become overwhelmed exceptionally fast, but today is just one of those days where I feel like I want to bang my head against a wall.
Basically, HSPs have an exceptionally sensitive nervous system and are just easily overwhelmed in any highly stimulated environment. Perfect for a person with vaginismus, right?
If you are interested in learning more about HSPs, feel free to check out the book, “The Highly Sensitive Person: How to Thrive When the World Overwhelms You,” by Elaine N. Aron. Or, feel free to look online for more information. Click here for another link relating to HSP.
My therapist and psychiatrist both determined that I have this personality trait, based on a variety of tests they performed and through conversation. It’s frustrating and I honestly haven’t finished the book, or even gotten through half of it, because it’s overwhelming me with its scary accuracy on my personality.
I know this post was simple and didn’t have much depth to it, but I just needed to vent and try writing to give myself a breather.
Do any of you find yourself feeling this way for no reason?
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