Dealing With HSP Overwhelm
HSP is the short term for Highly sensitive person. The HSP overwhelm is when reality – the five senses – and all the information around you is just too much, too intense, too overbearing. But there are many ways to manage HSP. It is not a curse, but a possibility. As an HSP, your primary way to recharge is through the imagination. Your imagination may help you protect yourself from being drained.
Dealing with HSP overwhelm
HSP or sensory processing sensitivity is one of the strongest biological traits involved with intuition. It is often our HSP that makes us value intuitive and imaginative thinking over sensory processing. This is because intuition can distract us from loud noises and strong sensations.
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Nervousness is the undiscussed aspect of HSP. It is not just that reality is overbearing, but that it is “scary”. HSPs mention being more easily startled, jumping at unanticipated events, and being nervous ahead of or during a situation. This can manifest as a form of social anxiety or performance anxiety. Nervousness and general HSP antsyness is best managed with the help of your imagination.
What are your personal best tips for dealing with HSP overwhelm? How do you cope when drained? What gives you energy and how do you use the imagination to help you manage HSP?