I’m a highly sensitive person that has many introverted characteristics. Social anxiety has always been a challenge for me. I went above my comfort zone when I facilitated over 40 HSP Meetup Groups through in- person meetings and teleconferences.
I had grown as a person by doing this. I learned that with some preparation and not being afraid to do something scary, that I could do something that I had a passion to do.
You can develop more courage when you learn more about yourself. You can do this by trying different things that you’re interested in, by reading, going to seminars, joining in-person groups, participating in online groups where you can meet other people who share your interests, and talking to like-minded people. (more…)
Life can be full of worries, stresses, and endless things to do. Every day we are bombarded with thoughts of circumstances, plans, commitments, hardships or even ideas. As a result, the mind becomes cluttered with thoughts. Unfortunately, very little gets done when your brain is moving in many different directions all at once. If you long for some semblance of calm and clarity, then teach yourself how to free up mental space. With that in mind, here are some tips that help me unclutter my mind.
This is a big issue for me! As a perfectionist, it’s hard for me not to beat myself up over a every mistake! Can any of you relate to this?
Everyone has things in their past that they’re not proud of, but sometimes it’s difficult to forgive yourself. Maybe you did something terrible to a friend or family member. Maybe you feel guilty about committing a crime. Maybe you made a bad decision, and someone got hurt because of it.
No matter what you did, or what you’re holding onto, it’s important to forgive yourself, so that you can move on with your life. If, on the other hand, you let guilt linger without ever addressing the underlying issue, it will sap your joy and wreak havoc in your life for years, or maybe even decades, to come.
Below are some steps to help you forgive yourself: (more…)