Developing positive habits as a highly sensitive person (HSP) will empower you and support you to fully access your abilities and strength as a highly sensitive person.
If you’re a highly sensitive person then you’ll know that you experience the world a lot differently than most people.
Highly sensitive people make up only about 20% of the population.
Because we are in the minority it’s so important for us to develop rituals and practices that can help us deal with the overstimulation and the overwhelm that we experience from interacting with the rest of the world.
I found out that I was a highly sensitive person about five years ago.
During this time I was feeling really overwhelmed with everything in my life and I started looking for answers.
I was a new mother, it felt as if there were just so many things affecting me, and I was tired all the time.
I felt overstimulated and it sometimes even felt like my skin was on fire because my nerve endings were running all the time!
When I found out about the research that was done by Dr. Elaine Aron on high sensitivity it was a huge light bulb moment for me.
On the one hand, I was like oh yes! I’m not the only one experiencing this and there is nothing wrong with me!
On the other hand I was disappointed. I thought, ok, so this is how my brain has been wired and I can’t change this.
These positive habits have since become integral to my life, and I think that any highly sensitive person will benefit from them.
HSPs Deeply Process Information
Highly sensitive people get overwhelmed and overstimulated because of the level at which we process information.
For example, if we go to a party, we don’t only take in all of the information, and sights and sounds, but when we leave, we sort of take the party with us.
We continue to engage in it energetically even though we aren’t at the party anymore…