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How To Thrive As A Highly Sensitive Person

Thrive As Highly Sensitive Person

Being a Highly Sensitive Person can get emotionally, mentally, and psychologically exhausting at times, and that is why you should always practice habits and behaviors that will help you thrive in life.

As a highly sensitive, empathic person, I know firsthand the struggles highly sensitive people face daily. The world can feel overwhelming, especially when you are not taking care of yourself.

Since most of us never knew growing up that we were HSP we also did not learn how to properly take care of ourselves. Here are some tips all HSP must do in order to keep ourselves healthy and in a good space.

Here Is How To Thrive As A Highly Sensitive Person

1. Self-Care.

The most important thing a highly sensitive person can do is to practice self-care. Make sure you are eating a balanced diet, staying hydrated, moving your body, and connecting to a hobby you love.

When an HSP is out of balance, anxiety tends to spike, so make sure to keep your blood sugar balanced and stress levels managed by practicing mindfulness and positive affirmations.

2. Embrace the advantages.

Absorbing other peoples’ energies, intuitively knowing what another person is feeling — all that sounds like a superpower! It is pretty amazing being an HSP!

Embrace this unique part of yourself; don’t dwell on some of the negativity that may come up around being an HSP.

Related: 8 Things To Remember If Your Partner Is A Highly Sensitive Person

3. Set boundaries.

Highly sensitive people are not the biggest fans of large events and parties. Sometimes life requires you to attend events for work or a family function.

Before the event, communicate with your partner or colleague, or family member that you will be going to the event for x amount of time. That way, this person can depend on you being present at the event for the set time.


Written By Stephanie Lyn  
Originally Appeared On Stephanie Lyn Life Coaching

Try to follow these tips if you are a Highly Sensitive Person, and want to thrive and be happy in life. Being an HSP can be challenging at times, but as long as you are taking care of yourself, and treating yourself with kindness and love, you will be able to win at anything in life.


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How To Thrive As A Highly Sensitive Person

Stephanie Lyn

Stephanie is a Life and Relationship Coach focusing on healing from narcissistic abuse, codependency, and past wounds. A major part of her teaching is a process called Self-Parenting. This practice is about learning how to become a healthy adult and learning the basic life skills that most of us did not learn growing up. She focuses her attention on teaching the strategies and simple practices to begin reprogramming your inner self. The parts of you that have been damaged from what her clients have experienced throughout their lives. Within her practice she has created a thriving YouTube Channel, Stephanie Lyn Coaching and podcast Heal, Survive, Thrive where people go to learn her teachings and gain the support they need to overcome what they have been through. Stephanie’s philosophies are simple “learn the basic principles you did not learn growing up.”View Author posts

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