Dealing With Overwhelm as a Highly Sensitive Person

49: Dealing With Overwhelm as a Highly Sensitive Person

Every single one of us is affected by overwhelm, but some of us are more prone to it than others. Highly sensitive people are more sensitive to stimuli like sights and sounds as well as the needs and emotions of other people.

If you find yourself becoming easily overwhelmed by too much noise around you, a cluttered space, or the heavy emotions of a friend, you might be a highly sensitive person. We’re everywhere! But society isn’t really set up for us, so we have to figure out ways to protect our time and energy so that we aren’t constantly overwhelmed. 

In this episode I’m talking about what overwhelm is, what causes it, and how it affects highly sensitive people differently from everyone else. 

Whether you are a highly sensitive person or not, I guarantee someone in your life is, so it’s really important to understand and have more empathy for them.

In This Episode, You’ll Discover:

  • What it’s like to be a highly sensitive person
  • The definition of overwhelm
  • What happens when you give too much of yourself to others 
  • The pros and cons of being sensitive to the needs and feelings of others
  • Why you need to protect your time and energy 
  • Why it’s so important to understand how highly sensitive people feel
  • How to thrive in a society that isn’t built for highly sensitive people 

If you listen to this episode and realize that I’m describing you or someone in your life, take some time to think about how this new information could help you. What can you do to better protect your energy, or to support your loved one? Being highly sensitive is a blessing, not a curse, but it can be exhausting. I want you to be equipped to handle the overwhelm when things get tough.

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Jesus' Daughter, Wife, Mom, CEO, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, High-Performance Business Coach, Podcast Host, & Professional Taco-Eater