Do you need more HSP tips for the holiday blues?
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Do you need more HSP tips for the holiday blues?

Are you still getting the holiday blues? If so, below are some excellent tips from Brandielee Baker, a professional coach/strategist specializing in conflict resolution/negotiation, performance optimization and wellness.

  • Tell the truth! I’m not saying you need to publicly broadcast it. But, if you want any chance of passing through the blues, you must, must, must, honor how you REALLY feel. Write it down AND speak out loud. Just “thinking” about it in your head will NOT produce the same beneficial effects. Here is an example to help you get started. EXAMPLE: “I am really feeling overwhelmed and sad this holiday season. It is important for me to acknowledge my struggles. I understand that by doing so I am releasing some of the pressure that I have put on myself to fit in and be happy. I also understand that by releasing this pressure I am giving myself the opportunity to relax and by relaxing I am giving myself the possibility for a better experience.” (more…)

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T’is the Season for HSP Stress!

For many people, the holidays bring a lot of stress, and this is especially true for highly sensitive people. All of the extra work that is involved in preparing for the holidays can easily lead to feelings of overwhelm. Depression or loneliness can also bring on stress. You may have recently lost a loved one, or perhaps you don't have a good relationship with your family or don't keep in touch with them as often as you wish. Even bad weather can cause stress, as it may put off family gatherings or make travel difficult. The best way to deal with stress is to learn how to minimize the things that are causing the stress. Write out your three top stressors, and then brainstorm ways…

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How do you really feel about the holidays?
This picture pretty much sums up how I feel about the holidays...LOL!

How do you really feel about the holidays?

How do you really feel about the holidays? I must admit that the period between Thanksgiving and New Years Day is not my favorite time of the year. The days are shorter, the weather is colder, and the landscape takes on a dreary, bare look. My mood is always worse in the winter months. And when I’m in a bad mood, everything looks bleak. I find it hard to watch television or read a newspaper without being affected by all the negativity in our fast-moving news cycle.

Like many people, I tend to experience a feeling of sadness during the holidays. Another year is coming to an end, I’m getting older, and I have a few more aches and pains. (more…)

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Does the omnipresence of technology stress you out?

More news has been coming out about the various effects of technology on our world. As we all know,  technology is extremely pervasive in our lives today! For some, it’s had an amazing contribution to their lives. For others, it’s detracting from their real life interactions with others.

A recent Gallup poll shows that those who feel that technology is causing them more stress still feel they have better lives! So low stress may not be synonymous with life satisfaction for everyone. (more…)

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