• Plans, Goals, and Resolutions

    Is this a time of new beginnings? Time for changes in your life? Maybe a time of fresh promises to yourself and others? Perhaps the best one is to first brush up on which  goals, plans, and resolutions are most likely to work. Here are valuable goal-setting tips for the highly sensitive person and for everyone. This is an excerpt from Pillars of a Balanced Life: An Introduction to Goal-Setting for the Highly Sensitive Person, a free four-week email mini-course.Understanding the time factor is a way to pull back the curtain on the future and better predict our [...]

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    Goals and the Chronically Ill

    Four previous posts on goal-setting offered steps to increase your odds of success in choosing and achieving your goals. If you are one of the 50% of Americans who have at least one chronic health condition, however, those suggestions may not have helped you as much as you might like. If you are healthy, the odds are that someone you know is struggling every day to accomplish tasks you take for granted. Dr. Elaine Aron’s research has found that highly sensitive persons “raised in a positive environment are healthier, happier, and more productive” than non-HSPs. [...]

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    Visualize Balance in Your Life

    Ready to visualize balance in your life as part of HSP goal-setting? Too many HSPs settle for less in life because they don’t know what they are truly capable of, and there is no one in their life to help them discover their true potential.  That’s the mission of Authenticity Coaching: to focus on what you feel "born to do" and unlock the full potential that’s in you.Imagine that your life could be graphed in a circular fashion. Perhaps parts are flourishing, others languishing. Your career is going well, but you are losing touch with friends or family. Or, you have [...]

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    Eight Tips on Pacing for the HSP

       Sometimes you have just too much going on. Especially if you are a highly sensitive person, there are times when you need to decrease your workload and increase your downtime. The goals, expectations, and standards under which you operate may or may not fit your energy level, values, or the amount of support available. If it’s time to make adjustments, here are eight tips on pacing for the HSP, a potpourri of options, some for home, others for the workplace.In the past you may have promised a specific turn-around time at work or at home. Can the time-frame can be [...]

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    Resolutions, Routines and Rewards…Five More Goal-Setting Tips for the HSP

      If you’re an HSP frustrated with the lack of forward movement toward your goals, ask yourself which two priority goals are important for you right now. You can accomplish them with less stress and fuss by using these goal-setting tips for the highly sensitive person. Information is not as important as application; the only useful suggestion is the one that you apply. With that in mind…When it comes to to-do items like eating better and exercising more, many resolutions break down in a few weeks. Often it’s better to create an activity [...]

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    Six Quick Ideas for Staying on Task

         If you’re a highly sensitive person, sometimes you may find yourself overwhelmed with a lengthy to-do list. How do you finish what you need to get done? Here are a few ideas that may work for you whether you are high or low in sensory-processing sensitivity.You may also discard one strategy when it becomes stale and use another. Color or images can help make your to-do list attractive enough to ever want to see it again. If that list is going on the bulletin board or frig, it needs print that is legible, even from a distance, like Cooper Black.You set [...]

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