As an HSP, I’m sensitive to lots of things – emotions, nuances, tones and my surroundings.
I’ve always been aware that one of my most delicate sensitivities is to physical temperature. Hot or cold, there’s a pretty tiny temperature range where I’m not looking to adjust something.
At least with the cold, I can add layers. But heat is a whole other ball game.
The maximum of what I can bear is often the minimum others enjoy. A bit like my tolerance of spicy food!
If I’m too hot, my whole system overheats. I feel like my own ‘boil in a bag‘.
So it was when I was in France in June …
We were staying in an apartment at the top of a village where there was no vehicle access for the last three slopes we had to climb. I nearly blew a gasket getting my case to the door.
To be fair, it had been a long day, including a hire car puncture which couldn’t be fixed and a walk to the nearest garage for help (no shade available).
The effort + 28 degrees Celsius heat = system overload. Thankfully, my travelling companion turned sherpa with the rest of the luggage!
I simply can’t imagine being able to function in the temperatures we saw across the world in July.
I really hope they’re not a sign of things to come because, for many reasons, the term ‘global boiling’ sends shivers down my spine.
I wonder if temperature is an issue for you?