How to respect your sensibility
Sensitiveness has many meanings. I understand how painful it can be to feel or see certain things more intensely than other people because I am a sensitive, empathic person. My sensitivity has evolved into a gift that I genuinely appreciate as a result of the management skills I’ve developed over the years. I explain this procedure to my customers and students.
If you’re a sensitive person, you might notice that you feel misunderstood or even excluded when others don’t have the same depth of experience as you. Your sensitivity to sound, smell, certain foods, and the environment could be increased. If so, these sensitivities can quickly cause feelings of frailty, illness, and irritability.
You might also believe that you are incorrect for being “so sensitive” if you accept society’s negative criticism of sensitivity. The opposite is true in every way!
For someone who is sensitive, it’s crucial to take action to honor their sensitivity so that it changes from a painful trait into a genuine gift of beauty and fortitude.
The important steps to transforming your sensitivity into a gift that will continually improve your life are listed below.
Understand Your Sensitivity – Know that if you have heightened sensitivity, which affects an estimated 20% of people, your nervous system feels things more intensely than most. You must therefore take different care of yourself than someone who lacks your depth of sensitivity. Improve your understanding of yourself. There are many good books on the subject, so read up on the various facets of sensitivity. You’ll feel more self-acceptance if you understand yourself. A crucial component of respecting your sensitivity is self-acceptance.
Get Clear About What Feels Right for You – We’re frequently raised to think that we “should” enjoy particular experiences that others find enjoyable. By identifying what feels right for you, you may decide against attending that party or to spend more time with a select few close friends rather than a large group of people. Establish the difference between your true desires and your shoulds. To help you find the best balance for you, trust your intuition.
Honor Your Need for Downtime – Sensitive individuals require downtime. Additionally, it might be simple to put into practice. Spend some time relaxing in nature, or sit quietly in a dimly lit space. An overstimulated mind and nervousness can be greatly reduced by taking a quick nap. Allow for brief breaks throughout the day. Even short 5-minute breaks throughout the day can have a big impact.
Create Self-Care Rituals – Being sensitive, you probably have a full inner life. Feed it to respect it. Your creative, intuitive soul can be fed by practicing meditation, music, art, yoga, salt baths, and mind-body therapies.
Get Enough Sleep – People who are sensitive need more sleep than those who are not as sensitive because they process information more deeply. This entails getting at least eight hours, preferably nine, of sleep each night. Establishing a relaxing bedtime routine is important if you have trouble falling asleep. Avoid stimulants, and put electronics away at least 1-2 hours before going to bed. Just by closing your eyes, you can calm down and recharge your nervous system.
Do something to respect your sensitivity. It is a divine gift that the world urgently needs.