7 Tips To Preserve Your Energy If You're A Highly Sensitive Person
Growing up as a highly sensitive person, I didn't know how to look after my energy levels. Just days before my 20th birthday, I had a complete health crisis. My body broke down, leaving me bedridden for weeks. Looking back I understand now that my body break down was my spiritual wake up call and the start of my own healing journey.
It was on my healing journey I discovered gentle, healing practices that allowed me to honor my sensitive nature and transform the way I had been living. In the process, I lost more than 60 pounds naturally and healed my body of chronic health conditions, including allergies and asthma. I felt totally different about myself, and had more confidence and self-trust too.
I hope that these healing tips help you to transform and heal your body and life as well ...
1. Eat real foods.
When I started on my healing journey I had to learn about real foods. As a highly sensitive person, I had to learn how to properly feed my body with the kind of foods that nourished and healed, while simultaneously avoiding the foods that harmed my body.
When I was feeling totally exhausted and run down, I had been relying on stimulants such as coffee, sugar, fast foods and alcohol to give me enough energy to get through my day. I didn't realize the stressful effect these stimulants were having on my body, especially since I'm a highly sensitive person. By eating more real foods, I was able to boost my energy levels in a very short period of time.
2. Use high-quality supplements.
Some common supplements that may help highly sensitive people are magnesium, essential fatty acids, zinc, vitamins B, C and D. Be sure to work with a trusted health practitioner or holistic doctor to choose nutritional supplements that are therapeutic and scientifically tested.
For an immediate energy boost, try adding a high-quality green powder into your next smoothie or juice. In a very short period, green powders can quickly boost your micronutrient levels and make a big difference to your energy levels.
3. Drink lemon water.
On my healing journey, I learned that not only was my body nutritionally depleted but I was also chronically dehydrated, causing a host of thyroid, adrenal, liver and digestion issues.
Focusing on drinking lemon water each day helped me to boost my water intake and in the process refuel, rehydrate and refresh my cells and my brain.
4. Pay attention to your personal needs.
When life gets busy, it's totally natural for highly sensitive people to want to make others happy. But in the process, it's easy to become disconnected from your body, as well as your own personal needs.
The key is to keep checking into your heart center by developing a regular practice such as personal inquiry, breath work, yoga or meditation. Even just dedicating a few minutes each day to conscious breathing can help you reconnect back to yourself, and has the potential to make a big difference to your day.
5. Acknowledge chronic stress.
Sensitive people are deeply impacted by chronic stress. Fortunately, our bodies are amazing. They have the capacity to deal with acute stress, if it's just for a short period of time.
Where stress becomes problematic, especially for sensitive people, is when you are dealing with chronic stress over many weeks, months or even years. If this is your life story, then please take this as a sign to slow down, reconnect to your body, breathe deeply, release old worries and focus on some self-care.
6. Say yes to self-love.
Saying yes to self-love is very important for all sensitive people. Simply ask yourself questions like, "How does my body feel? Does it feel tired? Or tight? Or happy? Do you have any pain or discomfort?"
As in any good relationship, it is important to invest time to build a healthy relationship by knowing what both people want and need. The same is true for your relationship with yourself. Loving yourself and saying yes to self-love starts by taking the time to connect back to your body and mind. You can do this first thing when you wake up in the morning, or last thing at night, just before going to sleep.
7. Speak kindly to yourself and your body.
Did you know that you're in constant dialogue with yourself? For most people, it's completely unconscious. When you start to pay attention to your inner dialogue, you can see and hear this self-talk. Pay attention to your inner dialogue. Is it positive and kind, or is it negative and critical? With awareness, it's possible to upgrade your inner conversation to something more loving and supportive.
Use this healing tip to consciously send some nourishing and kinder thoughts to yourself right now. This is very simple, but important. It's often said that "thoughts create things," so use the creative power of your mind and your thoughts to consciously create the kind of energy, health and body that you really want to experience.
It's your birthright to have an abundance of energy every day.
As a sensitive person, when you have more energy, you'll naturally feel better. You'll feel more connected to your dreams, your intuition and to the natural rhythms of your life. Life will become more fun and enjoyable!
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