#HighlySensitivePeople: Can You Really Change Yourself?

There are lots of theories out there about people’s ability to change themselves. Some think it’s entirely impossible, others think it can be possible in small increments, and others think it’s possible with hard work.

Can you change yourself? The short answer to this question is yes, you can change yourself. It takes hard work, diligent effort, focus, dedication, and strength to change yourself, but it is possible. The thing is, it’s far from easy. (more…)

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#HighlySensitivePeople: Are You Tired Of Spinning Your Wheels?

Do you ever feel like you're running in circles on the "hamster wheel" of life? For many of us, it's easy to fall into the habit of doing the same thing over and over, even though our actions aren't producing the results we want. It can be difficult to break out of our normal routines and patterns of thinking. Why do we persist on the same path and expect different results? My theory is that we prefer to stick with what's comfortable and familiar, so that we can avoid the anxiety of making a change. We subconsciously value our comfort more than getting what we want. Thus, we soldier on, each time crossing our fingers, and hoping for a better outcome. A much more effective…

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#HighlySensitivePeople: Do You Have Trouble Making Changes?

With 2021 here, you may be reminiscing about events that happened in 2020 or anticipating what lies ahead this year. Like the start of a New Year, our lives are marked by many different changes. There are career and job transitions that we may have to think about as a result of an unpredictable economy. Relationships may change or end, by our choice or not, and we may need to move on. A loss of a loved one is particularly stressful and may give us a negative outlook on life. Transitions evoke strong emotions such as anxiety, rejection, curiosity, excitement, anticipation, fear, anger, and loss. The way we have experienced beginnings and endings earlier in our lives profoundly influences the way we experience them later…

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#HighlySensitivePeople: Would You Like To Make A Fresh Start?

Happy New Year Everyone! Are you ready for a fresh start or want to improve upon your current circumstances? If you’re like most people, you probably have aspects of your life that you wish could be different.

It’s a good practice to check in with yourself on a regular basis. The beginning of a new year is a perfect opportunity to take stock of your life, though it doesn’t have to be the only time you do this. Think about making improvements that will enhance your life throughout the year. What will make you feel better about yourself and your life circumstances? (more…)

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