Today I thought I would just go through what a tactile seeker actually is and how being a tactile seeker has affected my life. Basically what a tactile seeker does is to search and crave different kinds of touch, and as I said in my latest post I was at Lekia and I walked around looking my way through the store over and over again and found a few things, then a worker came up and asked me, I explained that I wanted something/some things to basically have to work on with my hands, and I showed you the three things that I ended up buying, and I enjoy them, I appreciated her help, but every single living creature lives with sensory processing, but basically sensory processing is more something that is spoken about when you are someone who craves different kinds of touch or avoids different kinds of touch, because otherwise it is not an issue.
Just a little input I am not saying that I am an expert, I am just sharing what I feel, my thoughts, opinions, and the things I know are true about myself, so these aren't things that is true about everyone, we are all different kinds of people of course.
I am both a processing avoider and a seeker, because I just can not deal with some textures of clothing, wearing them make me go insane, they just itch my skin so badly and even after I have taken it of I can feel the skin itching, so I am a avoider in that way, and the thing is that I am a tactile seeker as well meaning that I desire, no you know what I crave, and I am not joking I crave touch, I crave to have things in my hands a lot, like just something to play with, and it´s not like I do all the time, but I often do it, I am such a tactile seeker, I mean I have since I was a little kid had this pillow that I have had with me while at home or going on longer roadtrips, because I can not go on for too long without having something to touch, it pretty much calms me, and it helps me relax as well as just having something to occupy my fingers with. looking at me now I find it a lot better to have these things to play with while not playing games, which also include hand activity. I forgot to tell you but I also like to climb trees, it helps as well.
There are so many different things that you can work with, I mean these three things I got are great, having a smaller pillow can work, but also slime, and playdoh is a great way as well as finger painting, I have heard it is supposed to be a good thing to to in order to deal with it. And also being a fussy/picky eater can also be an affect of sensory processing, I know I am a fussy eater, but I think it has more to do with me being autistic, but who knows, there are so much to learn.
This was just a very overlooked post, yet I feel like I threw in my experience and also sort of what it is, how it works and how you can deal with it, but of course there are many youtubers, and people talking about this subject, I will probably make a post about this same thing later on that is more informative.