Tips from a Highly Sensitive Person
There is SO much energy whirling around us right now, and a lot of it is negative. That doesn’t mean the positive isn’t out there, but given the state of things right now, it may be harder to find. You may find yourself feeling drained or exhausted from all of the bad news or upset energy. This may be new for you or if you are highly sensitive, it may be more intense than usual but perhaps feels like business as usual.
As a highly sensitive person living in a world that is not, I have picked up some skills over the years to protect my energy and be selective around what I let in. I am noticing so many more people struggling with this than usual, so here are things to try that help me.
You know that gut-punching, heart-sinking “unh” sensation you have been feeling? It may be
Ambiguous Loss. Pauline Boss coined the term for this loss without the promise of anything that looks like resolution, loss without certainty. After listening to a podcast interview of Dr. Boss by Krista Tippett, I knew that was the “unh” I had been feeling.
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