#HighlySensitivePeople: Do You Have Trouble Staying Motivated?

Do you have trouble staying motivated? I do sometimes. Although this bothers me, I realize that it’s impossible to be “on” all the time. I start out energized and excited about a project, and soon after, I’m in the dumps having a pity party. Staying motivated isn’t easy! If it were, everybody would do it.

I bet you’ve had this experience too. It happens to us all. You may have felt good about a certain job or project when it began. You were filled with enthusiasm, but then you hit a few speed bumps, and your motivation waned. You may have fallen into self-doubt and decided to give up. All those positive thoughts turned into negative ones. (more…)

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#HighlySensitivePeople: Do You Ask For What You Want?

Our pets are pretty good at letting us know when their needs are not being met, but what about you? Do you ask for what you want? Or are you the type of person who feels that you can solve all of your problems yourself? Do you tend to assume that others can read your mind when you want something? As a highly sensitive person, I instinctively try to handle all situations myself and believe that others know what I’m feeling and wanting. .

Over the years, I’ve been working on releasing some of these self-defeating beliefs. After all, they never make the situation better and only place more stress on my already overactive nervous system. (more…)

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#HighlySensitivePeople: Do Your Actions Contribute To Your Happiness?

Do your actions contribute to your happiness? Shouldn’t everything you do be a building block to your overall happiness? Everyone has the capacity to be happy. It’s not an inherited trait. Choices throughout our lives determine our level of happiness. Be careful of your choices, as well as the actions you take and not take. Highly sensitive people have the unique capacity to intuitively analyze the consequences, good and bad, of their choices. Do you tap into the power of your intuition? (more…)

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#HighlySensitivePeople: How Do You Cope With Loss?

It’s true that we never know what’s going to happen from day-to-day. Grief for a human being, a beloved pet, a lost relationship, a job loss, or a loss in any other form can be devastating. As highly sensitive people, we feel things more intensely and may experience a longer lasting period of grief and loss. Thus, it helps to have a strategy to help us through these difficult times.

Below are some strategies that helped me through difficult times.

  • Don’t minimize or limit your feelings. Don’t ignore the importance of your loss or be embarrassed by it, regardless of what others think. Depending on the type of loss, you may face some people who think you’re overreacting. They may mean well, but it’s very important that you honor your own feelings. Be patient with yourself, and give yourself enough time to work through your loss. There are no time limits on your sadness.  (more…)

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