How well do you take care of yourself?
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How well do you take care of yourself?

How well do you take care of yourself? I know that this question might seem a little strange to HSPs, since our first inclination is to take care of others. We often place the needs of others above what we need.

Do you take the time to think about what you need? This is not being selfish. After all, you can’t give to others when your energy is depleted, either physically, emotionally, or both. (more…)

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Would you like to enrich your life?
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Would you like to enrich your life?

Can you honestly say that you are happy? Or do you feel uneasy or lacking in direction? Unfortunately, too many of us are unsatisfied with our lives. This may be especially true for highly sensitive people because we think deeply and are always looking for meaning in our lives. We may feel as though something is missing, even though we may not be able to identify exactly what it is.

It’s possible that you’re just bored with your life. You may have a full life, but it’s not filled with things that inspire you. Or perhaps you don’t have enough time for the things that are most important to you. How can you make the time to do things that help you feel more fulfilled? (more…)

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Do you get the rest that you need?
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Do you get the rest that you need?

Highly sensitive people sometimes get too involved with the complexities of life that we don’t take the time to rest or get enough sleep. Recharging our emotional and physical batteries is crucial to our well-being and productivity.

How do you know when you need to rest? While people respond differently to fatigue, below are some issues that I have when I’m sleep-deprived.

  • I’m not able to focus on the things that are important to me.
  • I forget easily and have to write notes to remind myself of things I need to do.
  • I don’t have the patience or the need to be around others. (more…)

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Some natural home remedies for HSPs
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Some natural home remedies for HSPs

Through my work with highly sensitive people, I’ve discovered that many of us share an interest in natural medicine. Thus, I thought I’d pass along some natural home remedies that might be useful to HSPs. Below is list that I had clipped from an article by Jessica Girdwain in Woman’s Day magazine (April 2014).

  • Good for relieving anxiety: If you’re feeling stressed, put pressure on the point located between your thumb and index finger. Use the opposite thumb and forefinger to squeeze and release the muscle for thirty seconds.
  • Good for insomnia: Nutmeg is a spice that’s actually a mild sedative. Sprinkle 1/4 cup teaspoon into warm milk and sip before you go to sleep. (more…)

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