For introverts and highly sensitive people the world can feel like a lonely place at times. It isn’t always easy to develop a healthy relationship with who we are. Especially when we are surrounded by a culture which subscribes to the extrovert ideal.
Have you ever been in a busy room, watching everyone naturally mingling and having a great time, and just felt more alone than ever?
I know what it’s like to look around you and wonder whether you’re the only one who doesn’t get it. To feel imprisoned by the expectations other people have for what you should or shouldn’t be doing, thinking, or caring about.
It can sometimes feel a little hopeless. But the truth is, you’re not alone. And what’s more, you have an amazing gift that you can learn to live with and harness. All kinds of incredible things are possible. I know that because I’ve seen thousands of fellow gentle rebels doing it. People who have turned their back on the temptation to try and fit into a world. Those who choose instead to create their own reality.
It’s possible to be healthier and happier with deeper self-awareness and less overwhelm/burnout. To maintain stronger relationships, and live a life of freedom, focussed on what matters to you. Rather than living out an unfulfilling life having your time and energy sucked away by things you just don’t care about.
And the best part? You don’t need to change who you are. You simply need to accept it! To embrace it. To unapologetically become who you are on this planet to be. You have a unique personality. You see the world in fascinating ways.
Be Healthy, Happy, and Without Regret
For some introverts and HSPs, this feels like a curse rather than a gift. They sit with an unhealthy resentment towards themselves. And take it out in a variety of destructive ways. Sadly I have seen this a lot. People who feel like the world owes them something, and so never do what they would deep down love to do with their life. Those who are destined for regrets as they point fingers of blame at everything else, without embracing any responsibility for themselves.
You don’t want to be one of those people. You don’t have to be. And this is where we start…by examining what healthy introverts and HSPs do differently.