Does loud music overwhelm you? Do you get stressed by loud noises or a lot of external stimuli? Do things like roller coasters actually feel painful instead of fun? Do you feel emotions very deeply? Do certain foods affect you more than they seems to affect other people? Do you ever get called “too sensitive”? If any of these apply to you, or other similar things, you may be a highly sensitive person, like me. All it means is that you have a sensitive nervous system, and you can be easily overwhelmed or overstimulated. This is called sensory processing sensitivity. If any of this resonates, I recommend the book The Highly Sensitive Person, by Elaine Aron:
Reading this book changed my life, and actually helped me to understand myself better. I learned how to set boundaries, with others and with myself. I learned how to reframe my thoughts, and now I know that my sensitivity is a strength and not a weakness. I learned how to become an advocate for other highly sensitive people. Because highly sensitive people aren’t the majority of the world, we can be easily misunderstood. It’s helpful to know that there are others out there, and that we have tools to survive. High sensitivity is a gift, but it can also be very difficult to navigate through. Please reach out to me if you are struggling with this at all.
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