Are you thankful for your high sensitivity? Thanksgiving is a time to give thanks and appreciate all that we have. While it’s nice to have a holiday to remind us to be grateful, there’s no reason to focus our gratitude on just one day.
Unfortunately, our culture tends to accentuate the negative aspects of life. Every time we look at the news, we hear about accidents, horrific crimes, and other sad stories. It’s no wonder we have a tendency to think negatively about ourselves, humanity, and life in general.
As highly sensitive people, we are greatly influenced by our environment and deeply take in everything around us. Thus, we are uniquely challenged by the experiences of our every day lives.
It’s important for us to be aware of our sensitive nature and to do what we can to prevent outside sources from clouding our judgment. Otherwise, we will easily lose sight of the positive aspects of our lives.
Many highly sensitive people also have a tendency towards perfectionism. While we can readily list our shortcomings, we are at a loss to acknowledge our positive attributes. Our habits of thought become so ingrained that we fail to see the obvious negative effect that they have on our happiness.
The purpose of my work is to bring self-awareness and to stimulate the thought necessary to help people lead their best lives. Sometimes a jolt at the right time will motivate you to examine your thoughts and actions. Are they serving you well? If not, what can you do to make a change?
An important step towards appreciating yourself is to build your self-esteem. You can do this by better understanding your highly sensitive nature. Once you are more aware of your HSP strengths and gifts, you will feel more positive about yourself and your life. While some people feel that high sensitivity is a drawback, I see it as a beautiful and powerful gift!
Happy Thanksgiving wherever you may be! I’m interested in any thoughts or comments that you have.