Being sensitive in a fast-moving, mostly cruel world is no picnic. But, with little readjustments and time, things are looking up.
Sensitive people aren't weak. They merely are in touch with their feelings. Some find that uncomfortable, which is weird, but that's another topic. What's important for a sensitive soul is to learn life lessons that will make things easier.
Being highly sensitive is not a condition, nor it requires any additional help to thrive while nurturing your vulnerable nature. It's not a defect. It's a gift. But, you do need to appear a bit tougher since it's a dog eat dog world.
Lesson 1: Being sensitive is not the same as being weak
As I already pointed out, sensitivity does not equal weakness. This is important because you hear it all the time. Therefore it needs to be repeated multiple times per day.
Overly sensitive people are emphatic, and they are in touch with their feelings. They can't hide it because it's not their nature.
Their inner strength could move mountains, but sensual people need to learn to use it as positive fuel. That takes time, but you have glorious potential.
Lesson 2: Embracing and controlling emotions
The only thing that's bad about being oversensitive is that it's not easy to control emotions.
When you see someone being sad, you want to help. When you watch a sad movie, you can't help but cry. The issue is when your nature is keeping you from getting a promotion or when people think you're a drama queen.
Accept your feelings, but learn to distance yourself emotionally. It will make you more productive, and when you're able to do more, you'll be more useful to yourself, as well as the others.
Nurture your nature, but use it to create more good things.
Lesson 3: Seek out stimulating conversation
You are capable of creating deep, life-lasting bonds, and your nature enjoys creative, stimulating conversations.
Sensitive souls do see the world differently, and they often need more than an average person. If you are highly sensitive, there's that inner voice telling you to learn, educate yourself so that you can do bigger things.
Despite what others think, sensitive souls are great leaders, and their strength can make a change. But they need people who will challenge and stimulate them.
Lesson 4: Scheduling alone time
When you're spending so much time with all your feelings while having deep conversations, you need a proper rest.
Sensual souls need more alone time to recharge and reset. Spending time in nature or merely taking long walks, along with your thoughts, will do wonders.
You don't have to be an introvert to feel like social gatherings are draining you. Hypersensitive people feel the same way about crowds.
Lesson 5: Authenticity
Despite all the small changes you should make, to create a simpler life, you should never lose yourself.
It sounds strange, but many are so obsessed with what others think or say that they aren't afraid to become someone else. That's a waste of your unique, beautiful nature and a big disappointment for your inner strength.
Keep your feelings on the surface, label them, invest in staying you. That's the most significant and most courageous thing you can do, and it will mean the world for your self-esteem.
Oversensitive people should celebrate their feelings and be grateful that they are capable of expressing themselves. Yes, you will get a bit tougher on the outside as you grow older, but it doesn't mean that you will stop feeling deeply. The sooner you accept these lessons, the less burden you'll feel for being such a brilliant, touching soul.