On this episode of the Women In-Depth podcast, I reflect on what it means to be a highly sensitive person, common misconceptions about the trait and ways to live a more supportive lifestyle.
Have you ever been on a first date or in an interview when you got so nervous you couldn’t think clearly and stumbled over your words? It can be pretty frustrating and possibly embarrassing. You aren’t alone. Most Introverts and Highly Sensitive People are easily overstimulated so we tend to struggle more in high pressure situations or any time we need to “perform” in front of others. Unfortunately, when this happens we have even more difficulty expressing ourselves and can become completely overwhelmed.
Does flying leave you feeling anxious and overwhelmed? The crowds, noise, cramped spaces and pressured timelines can make it feel like too much to handle. Airports are very overstimulating and chaotic in general, but even more difficult for the Highly Sensitive or Introverted traveler who is hyper-aware to their surroundings and more attuned to sensory input.
I know what you’re thinking - vacations are exhausting and often leave us needing a vacation after our vacation! Instead of needing to go on elaborate international trips or attend frequent weekend gatherings, how about taking advantage of the summer months to get more downtime and vacation on your own terms?
Imagine a familiar scene - your alarm goes off, you hit the snooze button repeatedly and stay in bed until the last possible second only to frantically rush through your morning routine in an effort to get to work on time. By the time you leave the house, you are already in stress mode and it is only 9am!
Have you recently discovered or suspect that you are a Highly Sensitive Person, but struggle to accept that your sensitivity is a permanent part of you?
Anyone who is Highly Sensitive may be having a different experience of daylight savings time since any type of change can be a difficult adjustment and we are more prone to getting overstimulated when fatigued.
In this bite-sized blog post, I discuss three essential practices for the Highly Sensitive Person (HSP) to maintain calm amidst the busyness of life.
Do you struggle to concentrate at work, feel overwhelmed by what’s expected of you or leave feeling exhausted? Let’s face it, Introverts and Highly Sensitive People often find work to be overwhelming and exhausting. Below are three simple practices to help you cope as an Introvert or Highly Sensitive Person at work.
Do you often dread going home for the holidays or visiting with friends and family because it leaves you feeling exhausted and depleted? While the busyness and high expectations of the holiday season have the potential to be stressful for everyone, Introverts and Highly Sensitive People are especially vulnerable to becoming overwhelmed during this time of year.