Highly Sensitive People: Are You A Chronic Procrastinator?

Full disclosure, I’m a highly sensitive person, with many introverted qualities who is prone to social anxiety. I’m also a recovering chronic procrastinator. This doesn’t mean that all of us are that way, but I feel it’s definitely worth mentioning. I’m not fully recovered, but I’m getting better.

Chronic procrastination is a problem that’s real and is nothing to be laughed at, although there are many jokes about procrastination. Procrastination has caused people to lose jobs, personal possessions, and even their spouse.

But most medical professionals fail to recognize the problem as real, classifying it as simply a bad habit.  It manifests itself in low self-esteem, shame, under achievement, and life can become unmanageable. Many procrastinations take place for people who suffer from adult attention deficit disorder, though it isn’t acknowledged as such. (more…)

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Highly Sensitive People: Do you take other people’s crap?

Do you take other people’s crap? By that I mean, do you let other people say or do inappropriate things to you that you don’t deserve?

I must admit that when I was a child, I didn’t defend myself. I let people walk all over me. Since I was too afraid to fight back, I became a human doormat! The best advice that my late mother ever gave me was, “Speak up, or be left behind.”

These are words of wisdom that I should have heeded many years before I actually did. I found that the better I felt about myself, the more I assertive I could be, and the more assertive I was, the better I felt about myself. I believe that’s called a virtuous cycle. (more…)

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Highly Sensitive People: Are you focused and committed?

Are you focused and committed? Are you the type of person that makes the most of every moment? If so, you probably have a positive attitude and are happy. If not, then you might need to adjust your focus and attention. I’ve found that I needed to focus my energies on something productive that I was passionate about to cut out the distractions that were draining me and making me less productive.

Too many people spend time worrying about what will happen next month, or next year, or worse, they keep living in the past. Can you relate to this? I definitely can! When this happens it means that I’m not making the most of what I’m doing in the present moment. (more…)

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Highly Sensitive People: Are Long-Lasting Quality Relationships Possible?

I'm happy to say that it's definitely possible! Today my wife and I are celebrating our 42nd Wedding Anniversary! You don't have to be married 42 years to have a loving, supportive, and satisfying relationship, but I want to emphasize that you can have the relationship that you desire. It's hard to believe how fast times goes by. Many wonderful things have happened, such as the birth of our daughter, the great family experiences, the joy we received from our many pets, and the personal triumphs that my wife and I had. There were difficult times when we had family problems, personal tragedies, financial difficulties, and bouts of getting on each other's nerves! Full disclosure....My wife is much easier to get along with than I…

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