The perks of being a highly sensitive person, is that when I take care of my needs, life is vibrant, filled with wonder and beauty. Then there are the times when I do the buffet mistake and take too much on my plate. A definite warning sign is when I can’t listen to music anymore, because my brain is too filled with noise. Christmas coming up, I suspect that I’m not alone in this.
A few weeks ago Carrie Klassen kindly mentioned the About page here on the blog on the Facebook page of Pink Elephant. Their stuff about doing marketing writing in a heartfelt way is great, by the way.
Then Caroline van Kimmenade contacted me about doing an interview. She works with Sensipreneurs, sensitive types and empaths who run their own businesses. I was honored to be asked and enjoyed our work together.
Too often sensitive people are told that they think too much, feel too much and are generally weird and wrong. People who do not experience life this way, often have a difficult time understanding that we cannot not feel. It is not an option.
The good news is that as sensitive intuitive types, we have a finely tuned guidance system that will immediately tell us when we’re on the right track, or when some further clarification is needed. This is available to us when we learn to decode the signal that our emotions really are.
Caroline has some fine steps for this here. I appreciate her take on being a happy sensitive. Although it can feel completely impossible, it is actually highly probable, once you learn to take care of yourself.
My own quickie awareness serum is:
Go somewhere quiet (bathroom works usually, except if you’re at home with small children)
Take a glass of water.
Breathe, ask: What do I need now? What is happening in my body? Which feelings belong to me?