………is that there is a tendency to overshare. I’m very aware of it in myself.
This is what it feels like – having the gas pedal pushed and clamped down into permanent ‘Go’.
The harder I try to stop the flow of words, the worse it gets. That feeling I described above gets harder to overcome – it becomes a physical pain. Everything around me is thrown in sharp, distorted, almost fun-house relief. I become stressed, anxious and panicked.
How do I handle it?
By going with the flow and finding a way to re-direct it. Once I relax into it, I find I can regain control. That gas pedal feeling goes away. I can breathe. Any anxiety or panic starts to dissipate. The world re-sets itself and I am fine.
It’s helpful when I’m with a group of people who know me and understand that I have this disability. That feeling of being among friends, with whom I feel safe and accepted regardless of location, has helped a lot.