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man-hand-chin-thinking-guesthouseEveryone has a different level of sensitivity. For some people, very little disrupts their everyday life. For others, small things can ruin entire weeks. We may get into a disagreement with a friend, have a critique at work, or do poorly on an exam, and we find ourselves emotionally unable to continue through our day as we usually do. Understanding our emotions can help us to work through them. Here are a few points to consider if you become overwhelmed by your feelings.

Overly High Standards

For some people, being highly sensitive can stem from having overly high standards. No one is perfect, but some people tend to strive for unattainable perfection. Try to be realistic, and give yourself a break sometimes. It is okay not to be perfect. It is also okay if we stumble along the way towards our goals. Life will surely throw many situations your way, and being flexible and understanding with yourself will help you maintain your mental health.

Lack of a Support Group

A strong support circle is very beneficial when working through mental health challenges. Surround yourself with people with whom you feel comfortable. Having people to lean on and talk with can be a great comfort when facing difficult moments in life. These people can be friends, family, or mental health professionals. Open up to them if you find yourself struggling. Sometimes when we talk through what we are feeling, it can help us think clearer and better understand our situations. There is a good chance that the people close to you want to help, so being open is important.

Easily Triggered Toward Guilt Or Shame

Learning your triggers is powerful. When you understand why you feel like you do, you can begin to work through those struggles and heal. You may also discover patterns in your behavior and feelings that you never noticed before. Learning what affects you and why can be a powerful tool in maintaining your overall well-being.

Being sensitive is not a bad thing. When we are sensitive, it means we are in touch with our feelings. We also can support others. However, sometimes our sensitivity can become overwhelming and disrupt daily life. If your sensitivity prevents you from doing what you want to do, then it may be time to start working through those underlying emotions. Try to surround yourself with a strong support circle. Here at The Guest House, we are ready to help you learn the skills and tools necessary to understand and work through those challenging emotions. Call us today to learn more about how we can help you at (855) 483-7800.