Avoiding Social Overstimulation During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Fàlki
3 min readMar 26, 2020
Social Overstimulation during the pandemic is possible. Balance is necessary.

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.

In our efforts to stay connected in this time of social isolation, it can be easy to say “yes” to every Zoom call, tempting to Skype with every person you know on any given day, and joining all the Facebook Groups might seem enticing. You may also be called to help others stay connected, so perhaps you’re starting groups, going Live, and creating Zoom classes. You may, if you are fortunate enough to be able to work from home, find that your clients need you more now than they did 3 weeks ago, and you have to take…

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Fàlki

Heathen wildflower. Healer/teacher. Tiny, mobile space dweller. Artist. I write what I know, what I dream, what I learn.