An easy way to become more interesting is to have a hobby. Highly sensitive people are naturally curious with a vast number of interests. What are you interested in? Do you share your passions with others? Are you a collector?
If not, you’re missing a perfect opportunity to attract the types of people who are “good” for you. By that, I mean that you can use your hobby as a vehicle to help you socialize with people who share your interests. Maybe your hobby can even be a catalyst to starting your own business or give you ideas that you may not have thought of. (more…)
How much socializing do you need? 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…)
Recently, I overheard a mother and daughter in their last moments together at the airport as the daughter’s departure had been announced. Standing near the security gate, they hugged and the mother said:
“I love you, and I wish you enough.”
The daughter replied, “Mom, our life together has been more than enough. Your love is all I ever needed. I wish you enough, too, Mom.” They kissed and the daughter left.
The mother walked over to the window where I sat. Standing there, I could see she wanted and needed to cry. (more…)