Highly Sensitive People - Stress Relief for You
Welcome to a special stress relief page for highly sensitive people. Why a special page?
Because you are special. And I appreciate that you came to read this article. As a highly sensitive person myself, I recognize that the needs of sensitive people can be somewhat different.
As you read this article, you will find some of the most useful stress relief tools for sensitive people. You can begin to benefit immediately by applying what you learn.
The nervous systems of highly sensitive people are very fine tuned and susceptible to stress. Because we live in a fast paced world full of stimuli, relaxation and quieting down become a vital necessity for the highly sensitive person.
But, you don't need me to tell you that. You already know that you need to quiet down your nervous system and find relief.
So, let's get started exploring some stress relief tools for you:
1. Discover the power of your breath. I know, you are already breathing :-), but most likely you are not breathing correctly. Most of us breathe from our chest and not our belly. Learn to unlock the healing power of your breath with the following breathing relaxation techniques.
2. Develop and attitude of gratitude. Gratitude is a powerful stress relief tool. And because of your gentle and sensitive nature, cultivating gratitude can make a big difference in how you feel.
Find things that you are grateful for. It can be anything, from the smallest things, like having sliced bread, to bigger things like you wonderful sensitivity. Yes, your sensitivity is a gift and I hope you can be grateful for it. Here is an article on developing an attitude of gratitude.
3. Autogenic relaxation. Autogenics is a technique where you learn to enjoy feelings of warmth and heaviness in your body. This produces a feeling of deep relaxation and peace. Connecting with your body more is a good way to relieve stress for sensitive people. Learn more about autogenic relaxation.
4. Use aromatherapy. Essential oils can be a wonderful add on to your stress relief toolkit. I like to relax with a warm bath, soft candlelight, and some essential oils for stress.
5. Exercise. I am sure you know that you can relieve stress with exercise. What kind of exercise is best? For highly sensitive people it is usually better to choose calming exercises such as yoga or tai chi as opposed to jogging, group sports or weight lifting.
6. Turn off the media. You don't need to watch the news, listen to the radio, or read the newspaper. We have been conditioned by society that we need this. But we don't. If you choose a nourishing book or some quiet time in nature instead, your nervous system will thank you.
And if you for some reason have to follow the media, then make sure you don't do it late in the evening before bed time. Give yourself some time and space to process the information before going to sleep.
7. Spend quiet time in nature. Nature is very soothing for our fragile nervous systems. For many highly sensitive people nature and relaxation go hand in hand. The scenes of nature are like a balsam on our nerves.
If you can't go out to a park or into the woods, then bring nature into your home. Consider getting a beautiful nature poster and bring some indoor plants into your home.
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