Heart palpitations, tremors, insomnia or unexplained fatigue may well signal overstimulation, just as confusion, unusual irritability, profound lassitude and panicky sense that things are slipping out of control are psychological indications. By observing ourselves, looking back over the changes in our recent past, we can determine whether we are operating comfortably within our adaptive range or pressing, its outer limits.
Having done this, we can also begin consciously to influence it- speeding it up or slowing it down- first with respect to small things, the micro-environment, and then in terms of the larger, structural pattern of experience. We can learn how by scrutinizing our own unpremeditated response to overstimulation.
Sunder Thadani from Mumbai