#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: 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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#HighlySensitivePeople: A Good Response To “You’re So Quiet”!

I read a Miss Manners newspaper column about a man who was upset when people mentioned to him that he was so quiet. He said that he was not good at conversation and was frustrated, self-conscious, and embarrassed that he felt he had to defend himself. He asked Miss Manner how he should react. Have you ever felt this way? With some people who I don’t have a lot in common with, I do. (more…)

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#HighlySensitivePeople: How Do You Keep Up A Positive Attitude?

I’m not feeling as good as I would like after my surgery. It’s very frustrating! Part of my frustration is because I’m impatient and the other reason is because of my attitude and my unrealistic expectations of the healing process. Healing takes time and everyone is different. There’s no timetable for how long it takes. (more…)

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