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8. How to Cope with HSP Overstimulation | The Sensitive & Soulful Show

highly sensitive podcast Nov 02, 2021

As HSPs, we tend to get more overwhelmed and overstimulated more easily than our non-HSP friends, family members, and coworkers. This can be a challenge for us because we never to feel that our HSP traits are a bad thing. We don't want to be viewed as weak because we "can't keep up" or "get frazzled easily." Things that seem to be labeled as bad in our society.

The truth is, our nervous systems are just designed differently. Sometimes we aren't even aware of how much information we are taking in and how deeply we're processing it. Any normal day for an HSP could lead to overstimulation and that is nothing to be ashamed of. We are high precision instruments that need extra love, care, and attention. You wouldn't make fun of a Formula 1 race-car for being high maintenance so why do we feel like it's a bad thing when humans are high maintenance?

In this episode, you'll learn:

  • The signs to look out for before or during overstimulation.
  • Things that can be overstimulating and how to handle them.
  • What to do when you're overstimulated.


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