Sensitive souls can have a tough time in this world.
As a highly sensitive person, I found life particularly difficult as a child.
I grew up in a small conservative farming community in the South Island of New Zealand. And the last thing I wanted was to appear different to other people.
So I did my best to fit in and be like everyone else.
I was a chronic people pleaser and I did all I could to keep those around me happy.
Sadly this would often come at my own expense.
Perhaps you can relate?
When my body finally broke down, days before my 20th birthday, it became clear to me that I couldn’t keep living like this.
Rather than trying to conform to convention, it dawned on me that I was here to find my own path…
In today’s article, I share 3 healing tips to help you connect with your authentic truth so you can create and live a life that you love!
1. Learn how to say “No” to other people.
Learning how to say “No” is a big part of the journey for highly sensitives.
Most highly sensitive people try to avoid conflict at all costs. This makes it easy for them to get drawn into pleasing and pacifying others.
To break this cycle, it is important that you learn to say “No” to other people.
This might feel uncomfortable at first, so start small and gradually build up your ‘courage muscles’.
For instance if your barista asks “Would you like whipped cream with your macchiato?” just smile and say “No”.
I promise they won’t be offended…
With time you will be able to say no to bigger things. Like telling your boss “No, I won’t be able to work late tonight”…
With awareness, you can start to make choices that are right for you.
2. Surround yourself with like-minded souls
On your healing journey, you will have the opportunity to make new choices about how you want to live your life.
The thing to be aware of is that you don’t need to do this alone!
On my healing journey, I’ve had the opportunity to make friends with many like-minded souls.
Attending live workshops, classes and retreats are a great way to make new connections. I’ve made many life time friends at live events. And I even met my husband at a workshop in London!
Let these new connections support and inspire you to courageously step into being the best version of yourself.
3. See your sensitivity as a gift.
Growing up I felt like my sensitivity was a curse.
I was sensitive to my physical environment and I suffered with hay fever, allergies and asthma amongst other things.
I was also sensitive to my emotional environments as well. My empathic nature meant I was able to feel things deeply.
Of course I wasn’t taught how to deal with this at school and would often find my feelings overwhelming.
My healing guide told me that my creative and sensitive nature was a gift and that I was lucky to see the world in a unique way.
She shared that my caring nature was a blessing to other people and encouraged me to listen to my intuition.
And it made all the difference…
This same power lives inside you too. And now is the time to call it forth.
And, now, over to you...
Are you highly sensitive?
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