#HighlySensitivePeople: Do You Get In Your Own Way?

Do you get in your own way? If so, you might be your own worst enemy. I’m guilty of wanting to do something and then talking myself out of it by coming up with a million reasons as to why it’s a bad idea. Do you sabotage yourself? If so, why so? The answer lies in one word….FEAR!

Our fearful thoughts and negative beliefs act as a barrier to getting what we want. Whether consciously or unconsciously, we sabotage our own opportunities. Below are some signs of self-sabotage: (more…)

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#HighlySensitivePeople: What Keeps You From Moving Forward?

There are many factors that keep us from making the most of our talents. Fear of the unknown, fear of failure, lack of confidence, and anxiety over being judged are common roadblocks.

Facing the unknown is scary, but you shouldn’t allow your fear to limit you. Sometimes, you just have to take a deep breath, and do the thing that scares you. If you fail, you can always try again or make adjustments. To put things in perspective, Thomas Edison never would have invented the electric light if he feared uncertainty or failure. (more…)

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#HighlySensitivePeople: Do You Overthink?

Do you overthink? I know this is a funny question to ask a highly sensitive person. I definitely do! I’m making a conscious effort to eradicate this habit because it makes me crazy.

Highly sensitive people tend to be over-analyzers. It’s fine to analyze something, but it becomes counterproductive to overdo it. Ruminating over possible solutions raises anxiety and lessens our ability to solve problems.

When I overthink something, it’s often because I’m trying to make a “perfect” decision. I have to keep reminding myself that there’s no perfect decision. Being a perfectionist just keeps me stuck in perpetual disappointment. (more…)

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#HighlySensitivePeople: Can You Learn From Negative Past Experiences?

My childhood feelings about a difficult grammar school teacher who embarrassed me in front of the class had a profound negative influence on me. I was never a good student and was always afraid to go to school. This is an example of “personal baggage” that we all have to carry around. I got rid of this personal baggage as I became a young adult. My thirst for knowledge intensified when I consumed as much self-help information on topics that I was interested in.

There comes a point in everyone’s life when we have to let go of this burden or keep carrying it around. What good does it do to keep alive a bad experience or harbor resentment against someone who has wronged us? (more…)

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