Being highly sensitive can bring with it a number of challenges. For example, many sensitive people find it hard being around others when they are eating because of the noise they make. This can mean that they often feel isolated or sad.
Being highly sensitive can also have advantages. If you are able to manage and understand your sensitivity, you will be able to cultivate your empathy and increase awareness. Below are some of the lessons that can help you turn your sensitivity into an advantage rather than a problem:
We Need to Learn to Understand and Recognize Our Emotional Responses
According to research, empathy causes the strong emotional responses that highly sensitive individuals experience. Highly sensitive people can often tell and feel what others are thinking and feeling. It requires a lot of practice and awareness to be able to manage this.
When we experience strong emotions, we should stop and take a look at our own thoughts. If you can say that the way you feel isn’t coming from your mind, then you will know that it belongs to someone else.
If you are not aware of your empathy, you may be seen by others as selfish. When we don’t understand that the emotions we are going through are someone else’s, we don’t try and support the other person.
Understanding the Response Doesn’t Mean We Need to Act
We need to try not to act immediately when we see that someone needs help. It isn’t always in the other person’s best interests for you to get involved in how they are feeling. Looking at a situation in a logical way will help you decide what to do next. Sometimes you may find it hard not to step in, especially if you see a person is hurting.
Calming activities can help people learn how to look at situations in a new way and how to slow down our responses. You can even get a free consultation from an energy healer who offers a 100% money back guarantee on his work. He will be able to tell you if he can help you with any emotional issues you may have.
Listen to Your Intuition
You may think that this is totally contradicting what we’ve just said, but it’s not; intuition and logic are both important when it comes to evaluating a situation. Many people who are highly sensitive ignore their intuition completely.
We should listen to our gut feelings, especially if they are telling us whether or not to trust another person. Highly sensitive people take in a lot of things from the environment around them and are able to look at situations on a different level.
When you overcome misunderstandings and fears, you will find that your intuition will become stronger. Sensitive people often respond to criticism and judgment from others in a different way and will find themselves doubting situations when they don’t need to. Your intuition will get stronger when you get rid of these doubts and beliefs.
Look for Stimulating Conversation
Highly sensitive people can find relationships boring if there isn’t enough stimulating conversation. They crave more meaningful, deeper interactions and connections with people around them. Finding people who you can have these conversations with will help you to live your best life.
Have Some Me Time
Highly sensitive people often become overwhelmed by social activities or busy workplaces. They often feel scrutinized by the people around them or they may find the sensory input a distraction. In order to focus better and be less anxious, it is important to have time on your own.
If you are highly sensitive, don’t worry – there are lots of different ways to make sure you get the most out of your life. Make sure you take a bit of time out and don’t rush into decisions without surveying the situation first.
This is a collaborative post supporting our Peace In Peace Out initiative.