Struggling with hypersensitivity? I am right there with you. This has been my “flaw” ever since I can remember. I use quotes because I question if it is a flaw, recognizing that my sensitivity has allowed me a strong sense of empathy in my career as well as in my personal life. But there is also an aspect of this trait that causes a lot of pain and unnecessary inner turmoil. Below is a 5 step guide to regulating your emotional reactions so that you can remain socially engaged, but not fall down the rabbit hole of insecurity and self-doubt.
But if you have determined no ill will on behalf of the other person, then having your button pushed is illuminating the false belief you have about yourself and this becomes an opportunity towards cultivating unwavering self-love.
A. See that having your button pushed is fuel for your journey towards rectifying what it is you believe you lack. Today is the first day of attacking your goal.
B. Or let go of someone else’s perception of you and your desire for approval, and instead work to approve of yourself. If you find this hard, take time to examine the origin of your beliefs. Who’s values are you living up to? Your parents? Your friends? Society? Why are you playing the comparison game? It is up to you to unfollow, unsubscribe, and delete the material that is hampering your inner peace.
Use this time to sit quietly and reflect if this is time for movement or self-acceptance.
“Feed your mind faith. Feed it truth. Feed it with love.”
“The more I work on loving myself, the more I attract people who love themselves too.”