Over-stimulation: Mindful Doodles #87

Mindful Doodles #87:

Be mindful of over stimulation.

One day, while I was walking past a Game Arcade, I heard screams coming out from it. Players inside were over-stimulated by the sights, sounds, and tactile sensations. They screamed as a reaction to the input of stimuli. When the person is stressed and overwhelmed, a scream is a desperate reaction to frighten away the stimulus. Which, in a game arcade, is ridiculous as the stimuli are mechanical or electronic and would not be frightened away.

Please avoid getting addicted to video gaming. It can lead to mental disorders like Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Schizophrenia, Narcissism and other psychological problems.

Mindful Doodles is a series of comic/ cartoon drawn on assimilating stimuli that comes into my mind. My surrounding and environment are dynamic. As events happen, the stimuli enters my brain and I pay attention to them. I am not mentally disturbed as I pay due respect to each stimulus. I ponder upon how I would deal with the stimulus, to manage the situation. I try to discover what lesson the Universe bestows on me in this encounter. I write my discovery as my Mindful Thought of the Day.

Why be mindful? By paying time and attention to a disturbing stimulus, you deal  with it. It ceases to be new and disruptive to you. You have released anxiety. You have greatly reduced your mental stress.

Mindful Thought of the Day:
Be mindful of situations and environments where external stimulation of the senses are strong.

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