If you’re a highly sensitive person, you know how easy is can be to feel things on a deeper level than most other people. You can’t turn off your sensitivitiy. It’s part of who you are! What you can do is learn how to embrace your sensitivities and discover new ways to balance your emotions.
For most of my life I lived feeling unheard, dismissed, and misunderstood trying desperately to get through the day. I took care of everyone in my life but me and I was barely keeping my head above water. I was so overwhelmed without any direction and felt lost. Then in 2019 I discovered I’m a highly sensitive person and it changed my life.
Everything began to make sense. It was the AHA moment that started me on a journey of self-discovery. Three years later I’m living a life I never dreamed possible. And it’s because I was willing to do things differently.
Being a deep feeler isn’t a weakness, it’s a strength. So here’s a few tips to help find your power from within:
- Discover ways to calm your nervous system. Deep breathing, meditation, journaling, walks in nature, and doing fun things are all ways you can find peace among the chaos. Our sensitivities make us more prone to big emotions, so knowing how to feel calm is critical for your well-being.
- Remember what other people say or do is more about them. You can’t control how other people act and you don’t know what they’re dealing with. So don’t take what they say or do personally. Take a minute to calm yourself and respond from a place of peace, not emotion.
- Make time to recharge every day. As HSPs we do so much for everyone else that we forget to take care of ourselves. And that’s the most important thing you can do for yourself and those you love. Read a book, take a walk, talk to a friend, meditate, paint a picture and go for a bike ride are all ways you can recharge.
- Pay attention to that feeling in your gut. The best way to feel stronger is to listen to and act on your intuition. It’s that loving voice or feeling inside that supports you no matter what. Just close your eyes, ask yourself a Yes or No question, and focus on what’s happening in your body. Goosebumps and tingles are Yes answers for me while nausea and stomach pain are No answers.
While you can’t stop being a highly sensitive person, let these tips help you start your own journey of self-discovery. And embrace your sensitivities as the gifts they are.
Doreen Virtue says “When we realize that sensitivity is a gift and not a liability, that’s when we start to get our strength.” Let it help remind you just how powerful you can be when you embrace your sensitivities as the gifts they are. And learn how to balance your emotions!