Do You Make the Time for Play?
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Do You Make the Time for Play?

Do you take time out to have fun in your life? Do you engage in activities that re-charge your emotional and physical batteries? While we all need playtime, most of us have a little voice in our head that is chock full of excuses as to why we shouldn’t indulge ourselves.

You may think things like: Play? Who has the time to play? I have more important things to do. It would be irresponsible to think of doing something that sounds so trivial. (more…)

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Do you need more HSP tips for the holiday blues?
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Do you need more HSP tips for the holiday blues?

Are you still getting the holiday blues? If so, below are some excellent tips from Brandielee Baker, a professional coach/strategist specializing in conflict resolution/negotiation, performance optimization and wellness.

  • Tell the truth! I’m not saying you need to publicly broadcast it. But, if you want any chance of passing through the blues, you must, must, must, honor how you REALLY feel. Write it down AND speak out loud. Just “thinking” about it in your head will NOT produce the same beneficial effects. Here is an example to help you get started. EXAMPLE: “I am really feeling overwhelmed and sad this holiday season. It is important for me to acknowledge my struggles. I understand that by doing so I am releasing some of the pressure that I have put on myself to fit in and be happy. I also understand that by releasing this pressure I am giving myself the opportunity to relax and by relaxing I am giving myself the possibility for a better experience.” (more…)

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T’is the Season for HSP Stress!

For many people, the holidays bring a lot of stress, and this is especially true for highly sensitive people. All of the extra work that is involved in preparing for the holidays can easily lead to feelings of overwhelm. Depression or loneliness can also bring on stress. You may have recently lost a loved one, or perhaps you don't have a good relationship with your family or don't keep in touch with them as often as you wish. Even bad weather can cause stress, as it may put off family gatherings or make travel difficult. The best way to deal with stress is to learn how to minimize the things that are causing the stress. Write out your three top stressors, and then brainstorm ways…

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