I am one of the few who is hyper-sensitive to insect bites, in particular cat flea bites.
This is a strange affliction as it is very selective, I have 5 children and only my oldest daughter shares this sensitivity, the rest just look on amazed as we writhe in agony when the fleas are rampant.
As a contractor I have to travel the country and lodge in other peoples houses which means adapting to their lifestyles. Now most people live a clean existence by their standards and look after their pets correctly, my most recent residence however had cats that were not interested in human interaction and thus treating them was virtually impossible.
I am not a cat hater, I admire the fact that they are fabulously ignorant, they will happily eat any food available but will not give anything in return unless they are in the mood to give it.
Their inability to treat the cats only became apparent after I had started to get bit.
As a sufferer this should have been the point at which I gave notice and moved to another address, unfortunately it is all too easy to compromise yourself in return for living in an otherwise nice surrounding. This is what I did and once you have made that first compromise you then begin to justify this mistake to yourself by creating workarounds to reduce the effects of the problem.
If you are not happy with your present situation and you cannot see a way to solve it then get help as soon as you can.
Unless you remove the small niggles as they appear they may soon become very serious problems for your health, mindset and career. My small niggle soon developed into a major issue where both my online and offline work begun to suffer as my entire routine was centred around avoiding being bitten by fleas.
If you stay in a situation similar to this for too long you run the risk of becoming anxious and even perhaps developing full blown depression. I had progressed to the stage where I was extremely anxious and unable to focus properly on my business, interestingly my skin now has become equally anxious. Whenever anything touches my shin, I get a flood of signals requesting me to go and see “what was that.”
I have now taken the action I should have taken immediately upon discovering the cats were not being treated, I no longer live at that address.
At the time of writing this post, I am staying in a Ramada hotel, I am using this as a safe haven to cleanse my belongings and myself whilst I look for another place to stay.
I am lucky my issue was fairly easy to escape from but what issues are you tolerating that really you should be sorting out?
Here’s to your success