The Problems You Have To Have…

If you are having the problems you don’t have to have, you are not having the problems that you have to have.

It’s a saying I have to remind myself that cluttering up my life with problems that are unnecessary is a great way to not get to the “problems” of growing and creating that I really need.

Having the problems I do not have to have is a great way to avoid putting myself out there and it does not feel very good.

The Problems Of Sensitive People And Their Hidden Advantage

Highly sensitive people have a particular set of issues which show up in physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual challenges that require mindful attention. Sensitive people experience a higher level of intensity which requires different life strategies. It can be difficult to handle all the intensity but learning to do so is very rewarding.

  • Every aspect of life for highly sensitive people demands more of them and as a result, sensitive people bring more attention to most things they do. That can become an asset.
  • Because of their natural proclivity for sensory overstimulation, sensitive people need to manage their lives in such a way that they minimize stress overload. All aspects of life: work, social, family, and the management of daily life commitments require careful consideration. This challenge means that a sensitive person can develop greater focus and mindfulness about what they do.
  • Highly sensitive people need to monitor the build up of stresses in their lives. We live in a culture where people are expected to put up with significant amounts of stress, which is often perceived as normal. For sensitive people, “normal” stress is a non starter. Unfortunately, sensitive people may be treated with disrespect and be perceived as weak because of their need to minimize stress in their lives. This challenge can lead to a need to develop better time management skills and optimize one’s health.
  • Many sensitive people decide to develop simple ways of living in order to keep unnecessary complexity out of their lives including keeping their diets simple. Simple living can be life saving and freeing for sensitive people, who, as a result, can develop an eagle eye for what is necessary and what isn’t.
  • Herbal remedies and health practices like meditation can help to minimize the chance of disease and illness which plague many highly sensitive people. Improved health is a considerable advantage in all aspects of life.

Highly sensitive people are often creative and have the potential to achieve great things. Many are geniuses with special talents. By getting a handle on their daily lives, physical problems and stress issues, they have a chance to have the wonderful “problem” of developing their considerable gifts.

About Maria Hill

Maria Hill is the founder of Sensitive Evolution. She is the author of The Emerging Sensitive: A Guide For Finding Your Place In The World. In addition, she has created the immersive Emerging Sensitive Program using cultural and personal development frameworks to help sensitive people master their sensitivity and turn it into the asset it can be. She also offers The Magic Of Joy program for quantum healing and the Emerging Sensitive Community focused on living in the world as a sensitive person and navigating the challenging cultural shifts of our times. She is a longtime meditator, reiki master, student of alternative health and Ayurveda. Maria is a Certified Theta Healer and certified in Spiral Dynamics. She is an abstract painter whose portfolio can be found at Infinite Shape and also very interested in animal and human rights and the environment.