We can become socially overstimulated even without physical proximity.
It may or may not come as a surprise to you, but there is a risk of becoming socially overwhelmed and overstimulated right now.
COVID-19 is here, and it’s changing the way we move in our lives. Recently, many cities, counties, and states have gone toward shelter-at-home orders, and our face-to-face social interaction, which might have already been limited over the past month or so, has become even more restricted. In our efforts to find ways to keep from being completely isolated, many of us run the risk of going too far in the other direction. Technology gives us the tools we need to stay connected to each other and to the world. While connection is a must for human beings, too much social connection and information can leave us just as frazzled and emotionally hungover as a 3:30am night out on the town.[Read more…] about Avoiding Social Overstimulation During the COVID-19 Pandemic