My Jacket Says Hi

Hello. I am Avni. Sometimes I do stuff.

mlssfortune:

aye so sage and I decided to make a netowork so yeah here it is
requirements
follow sage (ghost—-prince) and I (mlssfortune)
be a ghost
non-binary or genderfluid (this is also a support group)
B))
u have to be that emoticon
be nice and frendly
fill out this application
reblog this post
u already know about the things you get about joining a net and stuff, but in addition u get to be our friends. we’ll be choosing when this gets a reasonable amount of applicants

mlssfortune:

aye so sage and I decided to make a netowork so yeah here it is

requirements

  • follow sage (ghost—-prince) and I (mlssfortune)
  • be a ghost
  • non-binary or genderfluid (this is also a support group)
  • B))
  • u have to be that emoticon
  • be nice and frendly
  • fill out this application
  • reblog this post

u already know about the things you get about joining a net and stuff, but in addition u get to be our friends. we’ll be choosing when this gets a reasonable amount of applicants

bigfurby:

hi so me and sonic2001 decided to make a network together because there arent many cool networks anymore & it will be super fun :D

✿ rules ✿
-must be following me and sonic (we will check)
-reblog this post, you can like it as a bookmark if you want
-fill out this survey
-have skype
-must be nice and respectful to everyone.. if you are mean or making someone uncomfortable you will be kicked from the network ok so be good

✿ why you should join this sweet  group ✿
- meet new  people!-gain cool new followers!- notes on selfies/original posts!-you get your icon & name on the network blog :)-BEST FRIENDS -fun group chats & calls!-its just cool
we will choose members on August 17th (not sure what time that day, just sometime on the 17th!  there will be 15-20 members! if you get in, you will receive  a message from either me or sonic on the 17th! good luck

bigfurby:

hi so me and sonic2001 decided to make a network together because there arent many cool networks anymore & it will be super fun :D

✿ rules 

-must be following me and sonic (we will check)

-reblog this post, you can like it as a bookmark if you want

-fill out this survey

-have skype

-must be nice and respectful to everyone.. if you are mean or making someone uncomfortable you will be kicked from the network ok so be good

✿ why you should join this sweet  group 

- meet new  people!
-gain cool new followers!
- notes on selfies/original posts!
-you get your icon & name on the network blog :)
-BEST FRIENDS 
-fun group chats & calls!
-its just cool

we will choose members on August 17th (not sure what time that day, just sometime on the 17th!  there will be 15-20 members! if you get in, you will receive  a message from either me or sonic on the 17th! good luck

chirikli:

chavisory:

Sensory Overload and how to cope.

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Sensory Overload And how to cope

SLIDE 1
Sensory overload has been found to be associated with disorders such as:

Fibromyalgia (FM)

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Autistic spectrum disorders

Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)

Synesthesia

SLIDE 2
Sensory overload occurs when one (or more) of the body’s senses experiences over-stimulation from the environment.

Basically it feels like everything is happening at once, and is happening too fast for you to keep up with.

Sensory overload can result from the overstimulation of any of the senses.

Hearing: Loud noise or sound from multiple sources, such as several people talking at once.

Sight:  Bright lights, strobe lights, or environments with lots of movement such as crowds or frequent scene changes on TV.

Smell and taste:  Strong aromas or spicy foods.

Touch:  Tactile sensations such as being touched by another person or the feel of cloth on skin.

SLIDE 3
Obviously, everyone reacts differently to sensory overload.  Some behavioral examples are:

Irritability

Angry outbursts

Overexcitement

High energy levels

Fidgeting and restlessness

Shutting down

Refuses to interact and participate

Low energy levels

Sleepiness/fatigue

Avoids touching/being touched

Covers eyes around bright lights

Covers ears to close out sounds or voices

Difficulty speaking

Poor eye contact

Muscle tension

Difficulty concentrating

Jumping from task to task without completing

Complains about noises not affecting others

Overly sensitive to sounds/lights/touch

Difficulty with social interactions

SLIDE 4
There are two different methods to prevent sensory overload: avoidance and setting limits:

Create a more quiet and orderly environment—keeping the noise to a minimum and reducing the sense of clutter.

Rest before big events.

Focus your attention and energy on one thing at a time.

Restrict time spent on various activities.

Select settings to avoid crowds and noise

One may also limit interactions with specific people to help prevent sensory overload.

SLIDE 5
It is important in situations of sensory overload to calm oneself and return to a normal level.

Remove yourself from the situation.

Deep pressure against the skin combined with proprioceptive input that stimulates the receptors in the joints and ligaments often calms the nervous system.

Reducing sensory input such as eliminating distressing sounds and lowering the lights can help.

Calming, focusing music works for some.

Take an extended rest if a quick break doesn’t relieve the problem.

SLIDE 6
What if someone you know is experiencing sensory overload?

Recognize the onset of overload.  If they appear to have lost abilities that they usually have, such as forgetting how to speak, this is often a sign of severe overload.

Reduce the noise level.  If they are in a noisy area, offer to guide them to somewhere more quiet.  Give time to process questions and respond, because overload tends to slow processing.  If you can control the noise level, for example by turning off music, do so.

Do not touch or crowd them.  Many people in SO are hypersensitive to touch—being touched or thinking they are about to be touched can worsen the overload.  If they are seated or are a small child, get down to their level instead of looming above them.

SLIDE 7

Don’t talk more than necessary.  Ask if you need to in order to help, but don’t try to say something reassuring or get them talking about something else.  Speech is sensory input, and can worsen overload.

If they have a jacket, they may want to put it on and put the hood up.  This helps to reduce stimulation, and many people find the weight of a jacket comforting.  If their jacket is not within reach, ask them if they want you to bring it.  A heavy blanket can also help in a similar way.

Don’t react to aggression.  Don’t take it personally.  It is rare for someone who is overloaded to cause serious harm, because they don’t want to hurt you, just get out of the situation.  Aggression often occurs because you tried to touch/restrain/block their escape.

SLIDE 8

When they have calmed down, be aware that they will often be tired and more susceptible to overload for quite awhile afterwards.  It can take hours or days to fully recover from an episode of sensory overload.  If you can, try to reduce stress occurring later on as well.

If they start self-injuring, you should usually not try to stop them.  Restraint is likely to make their overload worse.  Only intervene if they are doing something that could cause serious injury, such as hard biting or banging their head.  It’s a lot better to deal with self-injury indirectly by lowering overload.

SLIDE 9

To summarize—Remember the 5 R’s:

Recognize the symptoms of overload.

Remove yourself from the situation.

Reduce the stimulus causing the overload.

Relax your body and calm yourself down.

Rest yourself as you will most likely feel fatigue.

I really needed this omg

balfies:

Portrait of a Young Woman, Jean-Etienne Liotard 

Girl with a Pearl Earring, Johannes Vermeer 

#they look like theyve been having a chat about u and u just walked in

fuckstagrm:

the fact that i had to find out about whats going on in ferguson via tumblr bc none of the news stations are talking about it and the fact that my family had no clue of it until i mentioned it genuinely concerns and scares me

vitaminstringquartet:

wholetjackdrive:

Do I Wanna Know? - Arctic Monkeys/Vitamin String Quartet; The left ear is the official studio version by Arctic Monkeys, while the right ear is the official studio cover by the Vitamin String Quartet.

Listen to more of my stuff here.

Download it here.

Wow, guys, this one is really fun to listen to. 

the-dude-sisco:

If there is one picture i post on here that i really wish y’all would reblog the fuck out of, it’s this one.
PLEASE. It could save many people that are under the ridiculous police state going on right now in Ferguson Missouri. Those people need our help.

the-dude-sisco:

If there is one picture i post on here that i really wish y’all would reblog the fuck out of, it’s this one.

PLEASE. It could save many people that are under the ridiculous police state going on right now in Ferguson Missouri. Those people need our help.