Sensory Reliance

If you know me, you know that I love to  travel. I enjoy uncovering new and interesting pockets of cities that I haven’t explored. Discovering shops, restaurants, galleries, and museums that I haven’t experienced can

Crowds and the energy of others can deplete us if we aren't careful.
Crowds and the energy of others can deplete us if we aren’t careful.

be very exciting. I am fresh back from 3 continuous weekends of crossing the country and I cannot and will not deny that the stress, long lines and waiting, hustle and bustle, and constant crowds and noise, were all huge contributors to sucking my energy and overall life-force. I am fine, but I am tired. Planes, trains, buses, and  5 hour drives can take their toll. A little more sleep, eating a little better than I did on the rapid pace of the road, and a return to schedule will revive me back to where I need to be.

Depleting ourselves is so easy to do, yet so unnecessary. When we give too much of ourselves, place ourselves outside of our common routine, and are put in a din-filled room, a sensitive being is going to be altered in some capacity. There is going to be some sort of energy loss when you are exposed to the frenzy of any crowd activity. Beyond the excitement and drama that comes with a crowd is the flood of emotion and exchanges that can be both positive and not-so-positive.

Call it what you will, but we are basically all batteries that get depleted day in and day out, that need constant recharges. Stress, daily changes, diet, and just life in general play a key role in how our bodies are able to process and work through the hits to our system. Whether the hit is a heavy blow or a light shock to our mind, body, or spirit, it can take time and focus on  the right spot to make the comeback.