Remember, sensitivity is a gift, but it also requires extra care. By being aware of your needs and taking steps to protect your energy, you can stay emotionally healthy.
Here are some helpful tips:
- Know your limits: Sensitive people often have lower emotional thresholds, so it’s important to know your limits and recognize when you’re starting to feel overwhelmed.
- Practice self-care: Self-care is crucial for sensitive people, so make sure you take the time to rest, relax, and recharge. This might include taking a quiet walk outdoors, reading a book, or practicing meditation or other mindfulness exercises.
- Avoid overstimulation: Limit your exposure to things that can overstimulate your sense, such as loud noises, bright lights, or strong smells.
- Create healthy boundaries: Learn to say “no” when you need to, and set healthy boundaries with others to protect your emotional well-being.
- Surround yourself with supportive people: It’s important to have a support system of people who understand and accept your sensitivity. Surround yourself with people who uplift and encourage you, and avoid people who drain your energy.
- Seek professional help if necessary: Consult with a therapist or mental health professional, who can help you develop coping strategies to manage emotions and control feelings of overwhelm.
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These are good guidelines for those of us in the arts. We need that sensitivity to show in our work yet can be overwhelmed.
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Thanks for this beautiful post. I’m a hyper-sensitive empath. I feel/sense so much. Overstimulation is overwhelming so I crave my alone time. And boundaries are so important. What I recently learned is just because a friend likes you (or says they do), it doesn’t mean they are a good friend. Toxicity shows up in strange ways and some friendships won’t flow with no matter how much we try and no matter how many chances we give a person.
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Ah believe me MaryAnne I can relate.