For many people being sensitive can be a virtue but for others it can be a defect since they suffer a lot from what happens to them on a daily basis. If you are wondering if you are a sensitive person, it is because you really are. This could affect your relationship to stress in your life. People who consider themselves “highly sensitive” tend to feel things more deeply than others, detect the subtleties of life more easily, and are more reactive to internal and external stimuli.

They are people who can be bothered more by an itchy shirt or an abrasive friend.  They are also people who will notice when someone needs a hug or detect when something bad is going to happen and change course. Unfortunately, this increased sensitivity and awareness can translate into vigilance, rumination, and extra stress. Here’s how to cope with the extra stress you can experience as a highly sensitive person, whether it’s you or someone you care about.

Set limits

Limits must be set in relationships and in other ways. This means that you feel comfortable telling others what you need. May you begin to feel more comfortable when things inevitably go wrong, pile up, or require an additional response from you.

When you practice meditation, you learn to step back and observe your thoughts.

Practice meditation

These practices are closely related to the idea of ​​setting limits. This is because it involves creating a perimeter around your life experiences and your thoughts and feelings about them through mindfulness and meditation practices .

When you practice meditation, you learn to step back and observe your thoughts and feelings, and even your physical reactions, as separate from your life and your “self.” With practice, some important things happen. You learn to calm your body more quickly, reversing your stress response and returning to a place of calm. You also learn to detach yourself from things emotionally more easily, so if things start to feel stressful, you don’t get swept up in the rush of emotions that easily. Helps you stay grounded. It can also help you build resistance to stress. All of this should make it worth the effort for anyone, but even more so for sensitive people.

Create your own relaxation areas

Ideally, you should create a relaxed and conflict-free home. This can be by adding elements known to relieve stress , such as soft music and aromatherapy, as well as having time to “do nothing” on a regular basis. This can also mean that you keep your close relationships free of conflict, at least as much as possible.

This can be accomplished by learning assertiveness and conflict resolution techniques, which can provide you with the tools you need to resolve the difficulties that may arise between you and your loved ones.

Ultimately, it also means that you can choose the people in your life to be a part of your inner circle once they have proven worthy of it, and you can put distance between yourself and those who exhaust you, frustrate you, or devalue you. When you have a circle of support of people who will listen and care when you have a problem to deal with in your life, it can be even more reassuring for you if you are sensitive.

Sensitive people need to feel understood and supported a little more than others, and they are wonderful in their ability to offer this as well. But it’s important to save your support for those who will give it back, at least in part, rather than those who will wear you out and abandon you, or inspire doubts.

Practice self-care

As a highly sensitive person, you are probably more susceptible to the ravages of lack of sleep, poor nutrition, and exhaustion.  This means that you have to make sure you get enough sleep at night (or supplement with naps when necessary), eat healthy foods, and take care of your body , mind, and spirit in any way you can. This will leave you better able to handle whatever comes your way. 

Elle Mcdonald

I am Elle Mcdonald Specializations in Psychology . Graduated in psychology from the University of Tennessee in 2000. Diploma of Advanced Studies in the Department of Personality, Evaluation and psychological treatments with excellent results.

First Level of Master in Clinical Psychology at the Center for Behavioral Therapists (recognized with a scientific-professional nature by the College of Psychologists)

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