Highly Sensitive People: Do You Have A Motivational Problem?

It happens to us all. One day we’re motivated, and the next day we’re not. You may have been filled with enthusiasm when a project began or when you wanted to start something new. Then you ran into some obstacles, or things ended up being way harder than expected. All that upsurge of energy inevitably wanes, as dreams morph into reality, and you lose your confidence and momentum. We’ve all experienced this type of frustration and disappointment, and it can cause us to give up prematurely.  (more…)

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Highly Sensitive People: Are you bored?
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Highly Sensitive People: Are you bored?

It’s extremely important for highly sensitive people to keep their minds, bodies, and abilities in sync. A state of boredom is a certain sign that we are allowing some of our talents to lie idle or rust. A unfulfilling job or career, a personal relationship, lack of interests, or a need for new ones could be symptoms of our boredom. Maybe you feel that you need a change of scenery. Perhaps you might like to move to a different state or country. Boredom symbolizes a state of unrest.

It’s not unusual to experience boredom, but it shouldn’t be long-lasting. Chronic boredom can have many serious consequences. It often leads to heightened feelings of loneliness, helplessness, and even depression. In its most destructive form, boredom can lead to drug abuse, gambling addiction, sexual promiscuity, alcoholism, and excessive spending habits. When people, especially young people, are bored and don’t have direction in their lives, they turn to violence and crime. (more…)

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Highly Sensitive People: How much socializing do you need?
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Highly Sensitive People: How much socializing do you need?

As a highly sensitive, introvert, or a person with social anxiety–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.

Since we 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…)

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Highly Sensitive People: What Are You Afraid Of?

What are you afraid of? I’m afraid of many things. They include public speaking, filling out forms, taking tests, looking foolish, being in social situations where I don’t know anyone, having a helpless feeling where I feel that I’m not in control, and many other ones that are too numerous to mention.

Can you relate to any of my fears? Fear is a common emotion that’s certainly not limited to highly sensitive people, though we will experience this emotion more intensely. Everyone has their share of things that cause them high anxiety. (more…)

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