As a highly sensitive person, I have to be aware of the symptoms of seasonal affective disorder. Each winter, 500,000 people in the United States are said to become depressed and suffer from seasonal affective disorder or SAD, according to the American Academy of Family Physicians. The cause of this disorder is the decrease in the amount of available daytime light, an amount that drops from the long days of summer months.
It’s not the lack of light that causes a drop in mood specifically, it’s how that drop in light causes reactions in the body. Research from the Mayo Clinic suggests that lack of light can do one of three things in the body to cause depression. (more…)
The start of a New Year is a great time for deep-thinking highly sensitive people to reflect upon your personal growth. What positive action steps are you going to take this year? To help you start the process, I’m going to list my action steps. You should make your own written list. Put your list on your refrigerator or in a place where you’ll see it every day. It’s important to remind yourself daily of your goals, so that you don’t get distracted by everyday life.
- I’m going to stop getting upset over the little things. I tend to let “upsets” set the tone for my day. It’s normal to be bothered, but not at the expense of losing a productive day. I let these small matters clutter my thought process. Acknowledging these distractions and letting them go is the only way for me to go! (more…)
As we head into the new year, it’s a time of renewal and re-evaluation. What does self-improvement mean to you? This term may mean different things to different people. Self-awareness comes before self-improvement. How can you improve if you’re not aware of who you are and what you want and need?
The purpose of this blog and my other information is to help you understand yourself and your highly sensitive nature, so that you can use your high sensitivity to your advantage. (more…)