Realizing that you are highly sensitive can be different for people who have been around since childhood feel and perceive more, be a huge milestone. Suddenly there are answers to unanswered ones Ask and life can be re-evaluated. Make way for highly sensitive potential!

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Recognition: Highness as an opportunity

Highly sensitive, gifted, autistic and Co.? What's the point of all this categorizing? Quite simply: school, training, courses of study, job descriptions - everything is designed in such a way that it suits as many people as possible. But those who are different often fall by the wayside. Yes - that's a bit flat. And yes, there are always cases that show that people who are different, even without feeling that they belong to a “category”, go their very own and strong way beyond the mainstream jungle. Others, however, struggle more or less throughout their lives with self-doubt, fears, Debt– or feelings of shame, often even when viewed from the outside, they are successful.

In such cases, realizing that you belong in the “highly sensitive” category can be a stroke of luck, because it opens up new perspectives. The aspects of high sensitivity can be integrated into one's own Personality integrated and beliefs positively changed. Ultimately, it's about a mindful, accepting way of dealing with yourself and your very own Power and recognize weaknesses. Nevertheless, despite all the advantages of realizing high sensitivity, one note remains important: It is okay if you deal with the Concept identify and use it for yourself. If you start to define yourself about it, you run the risk of limiting yourself and building a new cage for yourself.

Self-efficacy for delicate

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Of course, everyone is free to fight their own for the rest of their lives needs to gallop and try to adapt permanently. Many highly sensitive people - especially those of the older generation - try to make themselves tough all their lives, sometimes simply because they have been or are exposed to all the hardships of life.

But that is more than exhausting in the long run and makes you ill as a result. However, if you recognize yourself, even as a highly sensitive person, you can start at any time to follow life paths that suit you Satisfaction care and promote health.

Weaknesses know and accept

Noises, smells, drafts, visual stimuli, the feelings and moods of colleagues, a lack of retreat areas - all of this puts a strain on highly sensitive people in their Everyday life. Anyone who is aware of their own challenges clears the way for positive Changes – step by step. Clarity about ourselves helps with that Self care:

How do I react to Stress? What happens to my body and how do I feel before I'm overstimulated? If you know this threshold, breathing exercises, a tea in the tea kitchen, a look out of the window or a short stay in the fresh air can protect against overstimulation. If pauses are out of order in the Corporate are reluctant to see, going to the toilet is an emergency solution to escape the stimulus situation.

See potentials and live strengths

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Highly sensitive is a perceptive talent that has many potentials: differentiated perception, solution orientation, high empathy, intense creative abilities, a good intuition for correct decisions, quality awareness, networked thinking, a high sensitivity for mistakes and a strong sense of value.

All of these are in addition to the technical qualification Valuable qualities that you, as a highly sensitive person, make available to your employer and Team give. Highly sensitive people who are aware of this can do better sell, get more recognition and it is easier for them to stand up for adequate working conditions in which, as highly sensitive people, they can Performance can retrieve. HSPs are valuable performers - provided they allow it themselves and experience it Esteem in her area.

Powerful in everyday life

Rest, enough sleep, exercise every day (preferably in nature with fresh air factor), relaxed rituals, music, singing or a good book - all these are basic needs and strengtheners that can be easily integrated into everyday life. In addition, there are many strengthening aspects - be it a firm belief, Methods such as yoga and meditation, mindfulness training or non-violence Communication. It is important not to put pressure on yourself in your free time to finally have to relax. Small steps often bring about more than big changes.

From the question of meaning and the courage to existential flexibility

And then there are the situations in life where everyone has good will and the best Planning not to Objective to lead. The reduction in working hours does not work because of the Executive stands across. The environment is not right and the mood is down to earth. The work does not meet with Sinn, the lack of appreciation or the desire to live your own calling knocks on the door so loudly that we no longer want to defend ourselves against it.

If it is no longer possible because change in the company is not possible, it is important to listen to your own signals, to recognize your limits and to draw conclusions. It doesn't matter whether you're in a company, have a new job or are self-employed - it takes courageous steps and self-confidence to change situations for the better. And often also a kind of “existential flexibility”. Quitting a job is a huge challenge for most of us. After all, we still come out of our caves today to ensure survival. And for many it is hard to imagine that the Quality of life can increase, although materially less is available to us.

When the appeal knocks on the door

In addition to meaningfulness, another aspect has a high relevance for highly sensitive people: the topic of vocation. It would certainly be ideal if HSP already recognize in their youth what their vocation is. But finding that out is not always that easy. And is there only one vocation? Or can it also evolve? In this point, highly sensitive people need trust and patience that the vocation may evolve out of experience in job and life. And it takes the openness to assume that it will be faster for one and longer for the next.

It is important to trust your own intuition. Because that is a good guide. For the first step into new territory, highly sensitive people often need an extra portion Courage to the risk. But it is worth leaving the comfort zone and being open to new experiences - so that highly sensitive potential can develop and find its way into Economy, Society and find politics.

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