I think I’m a “highly sensitive person.” I am so damn sound sensitive that I can’t stand my kids in the morning right now. I feel like I’m going to have an anxiety attack. I’ve recently realized that my anxiety is almost all about the noise. Noisy day = high anxiety. Quiet day = low anxiety. I almost feel like I need to wear ear plugs. Right now I ask my kids to use quiet voices because it feels like Mommy’s head might explode. Strangely, that doesn’t change their behavior much. Any suggestions for what to do??
You can read my response to this question over at my Mindful Parenting blog on PsychCentral.