How to Avoid Overstimulation

Becoming hyper because you've spent too much time in a highly stimulating environment can leave you feeling irritable, with too much pent-up energy waiting to be released. This would be OK if you can take a run outside but getting over-stimulated before class, an event, sleep, work, or other obligation is hardly ideal. Here is how to avoid over-stimulation.

Steps

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    Don't watch too much TV. Even though a passive form of entertainment, TV can overstimulate you when watched for too long, especially watching action, adventure, drama, etc. shows.
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    Avoid playing video games for long periods of time without breaks. Break down game playing into smaller chunks with big breaks and lessen the amount played each day.
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    Keep your computer usage to a few hours daily. Surfing the web can over-stimulate your thinking, especially before bedtime. Have at least an hour's break between surfing and sleeping.
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    Learn which foods over-stimulate you. Keep a food diary if this helps and record the foods or drinks that bring about hyper behavior. Once you know, avoid these foods and drinks.
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    Decrease your caffeine intake. Too much caffeine can bring about over-stimulation.
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    Ask your doctor about any drugs you're taking. Sometime drugs can cause over-stimulation, including OTC and recreational drugs.

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