i am new here so apologies in case i will post in the wrong place.
I work in a team of 8/10 people and since i suffer of sensory overload it is often not easy to focus inside the room.
I found some triggers to help me survive this situation but sometimes happens that my brain is not prepared enough to face a HUGE wave of sounds/lights/smells information and i go in overflow especially when people start to talk about things that are not work related in a fast and loud (for me) way and i am working on something that needs particular focus or fast resolution.
I tried already to explain my boss but i think he does not understand well that the sensory overload is not a thing that you choose to have, it just happens.
I find difficulty in making him/her understand that is a mind condition and not a taste choice despite he is very open to talk about.
what worries me it is that the usual reaction is pity or prejudice behavior while i think that some workarounds could help.
I would like to ask if you have any suggestion about how i can make him or people around understand this.