updated by @b: 01/13/17 12:38:04PM
I find that I have the same problem. It is hard to remember to use shielding when you really need it. I suppose reminding oneself after the fact should lead to remembering in the moment at some point. I do that all the time. Go through a stressful crowded situation and remember later that I should have tried shielding. I need to practice alot more as I am getting married this spring. I got my fiancee to agree to just us and two witnesses for the actually event but he wants to throw a big party for everyone to celebrate with us. It is really terrifying me. He has way too many friends and I have only met a few. They are all going to want to come to our house and party the night away. I know I can't handle this and would prefer many smaller groups coming on different days. I just cannot handle being the center of attention and being the only one that no one knows yet puts me in the spotlight. Not to mention how many people are going to want to hug and touch their good friends new wife. I can't stand being touched by people I am not very, very close to as I am on the extreme end of being sensitive. All my senses are overactive. I don't know how I am going to get through this but it seems I will have to somehow. I so do not want to end up causing a scene that no one will understand, like usually happens when I am in a situation like that. I always end up in tears and feeling like a two year old from all the frustration and being so overwhelmed.
I too laugh at inappropriate times just from the stress of what is happening.