Would you like to be more interesting?

Would you like to be more interesting? An easy way to do this is to have a hobby. Highly sensitive people have a natural way of being creative and having a vast amount of interests. Do you utilize this talent for your personal happiness and being able to share your passions with others?

If not, you’re missing a perfect opportunity to be attractive to the types of people who are “good” for you. By that I mean, your hobbies/ interests, are the vehicle that can help you socialize with others that you have things in common with. Your hobby can be a catalyst to starting your own business or maybe give you ideas to pursue a certain endeavor that you may have not thought about.

I get many questions from highly sensitive people about how they can meet others like themselves. Right livelihood is another common concern. Your talents and passions hold the key to unlock the answers to these questions.

If you feel that you don’t have ideas about a hobby, here is an idea to get you started. Collecting is a fun way to spend your time and share what you have with others. People collect a vast array of items that you may not have thought about. They are as follows: (more…)

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How much socializing do you need?

How much socializing do you need? Especially during the holidays. Studies show that our capacity to connect with other people plays an important role in our personal happiness, longevity, and ability to handle stress.

Unfortunately, since highly sensitive people tend to need a lot of “alone” time, it’s relatively easy to get caught up in our own “little worlds”. While it’s healthy to have some alone time, we need to be careful that we don’t take it too far and become socially isolated. (more…)

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Are you lonely?
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Are you lonely?

Highly sensitive people are not more prone to loneliness than anyone else, though we may experience it in a more profound way. 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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How “connected” are you?
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How “connected” are you?

How “connected” are you? Studies show that our capacity to connect with other people plays an important role in our personal happiness, longevity, and ability to handle stress.

Unfortunately, since highly sensitive people tend to need a lot of “alone” time, it’s relatively easy to get caught up in our own “little worlds”. While it’s healthy to have some alone time, we need to be careful that we don’t take it too far and become socially isolated. (more…)

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