How do you explain sensory overload and meltdowns to others?
There are times where I have a hard time explaining what I go through when I’m feeling overstimulated and having a meltdown to others. Sometimes I’ll give the example of “You know the scene from Spongebob Squarepants where Mr. Krabs is overwhelmed and everything is spinning?” or I’ll say “Everything all at once.” If I think they’re not going to “get it,” I simply say, “It’s complicated.” When it comes to my meltdowns, I feel as though I’m unable to find my voice…as if something has snatched it away from me. I feel all my senses going haywire and withdraw into myself.
How do you describe your sensory overload and meltdowns to others? I’d love to know.
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