6 Daily Self-Care Rituals For Highly Sensitive People

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Written by: Lindsay Sibson

First of all, if you *sometimes* cry during a commercial… you are not alone (and I’m not just referring to that Sarah McGlaughlin one). I’ve cried too.

Note: Do NOT click that link unless you want to shed a tear – seriously.

Being a “highly sensitive person” is much more than just shedding a tear at the drop of a hat. It also has to do with your senses and how you interact with the world.

You may be a highly sensitive person if:

  • Large crowds, strong smells, or people in general get “under your skin.”
  • You get overwhelmed with the demands of daily life.
  • You feel like you don’t know how to manage it all.

Being sensitive is something you’re born with. Just like you have blue eyes or brown hair, being a highly sensitive person is not necessarily something you choose. It has to do with your nervous system.

Highly sensitive people, which make up about 20 percent of the world’s population, have finely tuned nervous systems. This means that if you are highly sensitive, you feel things more strongly, can feel and read other people’s energy, can anticipate when something will happen (before it does) and also get hurt easily.

So THIS explains why I can smell cigarette smoke from the person driving 3 cars in front of me! Ah-ha!

If you are highly sensitive, an effective way to avoid becoming overwhelmed is SELF-CARE.

Here Are 6 Daily Self-Care Rituals For Highly Sensitive People:

Grounding
  • A simple practice that involves connecting your body with the Earth in whatever way makes sense for you.
    • Lying on the ground in the grass and meditating for 10 minutes.
    • Walking barefoot in the grass.
    • Taking a walk in nature.
    • Floating in water (ocean, lake, river, etc.).
Yoga
  • Naturally relaxing and energy-releasing.
  • Assists in releasing emotions and energy stored in your muscles.
  • Can help quiet the voices in your head and prepare you for sleep.
Massage Or Acupuncture
  • Releases toxins from your body, which promotes relaxation.
  • Acupuncture triggers your nervous system to send serotonin to your brain – instant relaxation!
Journaling
  • Too many thoughts trapped in your head? WRITE them down.
  • Journaling can help you make sense of your feelings.
  • Simply put a pen to paper and start writing about how you feel.
Dry Brushing
  • Helps remove dead skin cells and detoxifies your internal organs.
  • Use a natural bristle brush and starting at your feet, use circular motions as you work your way up your whole body, including your face.
  • Gets fresh blood-flow moving to your heart.
  • Can help you feel more energized and invigorated.
Salt Baths
  • Place Epsom salts in a hot bath and soak for 10 to 15 minutes.
  • Your body receives restorative benefits from soaking.
  • Allows you to make time for yourself to reflect on your day and relax.

Aaaaaahhhh, I feel better already! Now it’s just a matter of deciding which one to implement first. I think I’ll go for the bath. What about you?

We would love to hear what self-care rituals work for YOU. Please SHARE in the comment section below and then send this article to your family and friends, especially those who you know are sensitive people.

 

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Lindsay Sibson turned her lifelong dream of traveling the world into reality when she stepped on a plane to London, April 17, 2014. With the simple intention of learning more about this beautiful world, she stepped away from corporate America to explore an alternative lifestyle of long term international travel, volunteering, blogging and pursuing a blissfully happy and fulfilling way of life.Through her blog, Lindsay documents her journey in hopes of empowering others to find their passion, reignite their spark and freshen their outlook on life.

 


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