Day 96: Highly Sensitive Person

Being grateful for realising that it’s ok to be a highly sensitive person:

Lately, I’ve been feeling overwhelmed with everything and knew I needed to switch off from the world and retreat into my shell for a few days.

And I’ve been doing some thinking about how and why I got to this point, yet again.

I love how things come into our lives when they’re supposed to, and during these last few difficult days I came across an article about the connection between Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and being a sensitive person.

As I delved into this a little further, I discovered there’s a new documentary about being a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP) titled: “Sensitive – The Untold Story”.

I found another article in the Huffington Post which asks: Do you cry easily? Do you often get accused of over-reacting or being too sensitive? Do you have a high degree of empathy? Do you find that good and bad things affect you more deeply than those around you?

As I answered yes to all of the above, I knew I needed to watch this film.

So I did.

And I have to admit I watched it with tears in my eyes as I realised that some of the things I’ve felt and thought since childhood, others feel and think the same.

Oh, what a relief it is to find out that I’m not alone (in fact, 1 in 5 of us is a HSP). What a relief to realise that I’m not “too sensitive” after all, I am perfectly ok as I am. What a relief to realise that I am simply a highly sensitive person.

And I’m ok with that.

In fact, it’s something to celebrate as there are so many beautiful blessings with being a sensitive person. And I’m going to focus on these from now on.

After all, I can’t change who I am, so why not embrace it.

So with this in mind, my happy for today is being grateful for realising that it’s ok to be a highly sensitive person.

 

ps if you’re interested to see if you are a Highly Sensitive Person too, the force behind the documentary Dr Elaine Aron has devised a self-test, please click here.

6 thoughts on “Day 96: Highly Sensitive Person”

  1. Hello lovely Helen, I know exactly what you mean and you are definitely not alone as I too am a highly sensitive person. Like you I need to retreat from the world frequently. It’s as if I need to protect myself and stabilise myself and shake off all the energies from other people I have managed to pick up. I’m going to watch the documentary. There are some good books I have wanted to read about being highly sensitive and coping better too.
    Big hugs and love
    Julia xx

    1. Hello lovely Julia and fellow HSP 🙂 I hope you found the film useful too – I’ve ordered the book and it’s on its way. Love and hugs to you Xxx

  2. a very interesting post, Helen. Thanks for the test link.
    I answered the questions and now have another label to attach to my personality.. I like putting names to things –– legitimizes their existence.
    thanks.

    1. Thank you lovely Marlene and fellow HSP 🙂 You made me smile with “another label to attach…” – I did think that too, but am also glad that it makes me feel not so alone in this world Xxx

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