April Snow, MA, MFTI

Hi, I’m April, a psychotherapist who wants to help you heal your past wounds, embrace your true self and begin to thrive again.

How to Set Boundaries as an HSP

How to Set Boundaries as an HSP

How often do you accommodate requests from friends or loved ones despite being too tired or overwhelmed?  Does it feel easier to bypass your own need for downtime rather than risk disappointing someone or admitting your limitations?  This has certainly been my experience.  In order to maintain connections, whether they be personal or professional, we often develop a strategy of saying “yes” when we really want to say “no”.  Constantly obliging the wishes of others when we’re on empty is harmful to everyone, but especially for the Highly Sensitive Person (HSP).    

Due to our ability to process information deeply, notice subtleties in our environment and be emotionally responsive to others, HSPs have a tendency to get easily exhausted and overwhelmed.  When we are constantly depleted we risk feeling anxious, irritable, distracted, or even depressed, therefore it is vital to set limits on the time we give to those around us.

Why is it difficult for the Highly Sensitive Person to set Boundaries? 

Click Here for the full guest post I wrote for the blog, Happily Imperfect by Sharon Martin and learn Three Ways Highly Sensitive People Can Set Boundaries and Get Our Needs Met.

From Bliss to Heartache: Surviving Life's Big Moments

From Bliss to Heartache: Surviving Life's Big Moments

Beyond the Myths: Understanding the Highly Sensitive Person

Beyond the Myths: Understanding the Highly Sensitive Person

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