Do you need some insight to cope with worry?

Do you need some insight to cope with worry? Here are some wise advice from fellow highly sensitive person Amy McNeil.

Although highly sensitive people are blessed with many wonderful gifts, they also have their share of challenges. According to Dr. Elaine Aron, highly sensitive people tend to become easily overwhelmed by life, due to a biological difference in their nervous systems. This high sensitivity can lead to worry, stress, and anxiety. (more…)

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Do you purposely avoid awkward experiences?

Do you purposely avoid awkward experiences? I do! I read an interesting article by Dr. Alice Boyes about this topic. The article is as follows:

Sometimes when people use avoiding coping it’s for the purposes of avoiding heavy-duty emotions, however it’s also very common for people to use avoiding coping to avoid milder emotions like awkwardness.

I very frequently see people choosing not to enact their personal values to avoid feeling temporarily awkward. (more…)

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Are you lonely?

Are You Lonely? Highly sensitive people are not more prone to loneliness than anyone else. Everyone has some degree of loneliness, and it can manifest in many different ways.

Although highly sensitive people often have social anxiety and may socialize less than average, there are many people who can feel lonely in the middle of a crowd. In other words, a sense of isolation is not always just the result of limited social contact. Many other factors, such as emotional withdrawal, lack of trust, or just not being able to make adequate connections, can cause feelings of loneliness and isolation. Thus, not only is it important for us to reach out to others, but also to do it in a way that feels comfortable. When we feel “safe”, we are able to make much more meaningful connections. (more…)

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Do you get in your own way?

Do you get in your own way? You might be your own worst enemy. The obstacle you face might not be outside forces such as life situational distractions, other people, or circumstances beyond your control.

I’m guilty of wanting to do something, but I sometimes talk myself out of it by giving myself more negative reasons for not doing it. Do you self-sabotage yourself? If so, why so? The answer lies in one word….FEAR!

Our thoughts and non-actions contribute to not getting what we want. What are some signs of self-sabotage? They are as follows: (more…)

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