“If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too”
― Rudyard Kipling
How is your mindset? It is important to look after yourself right now, because you are important. This includes mindset - the thoughts you think, how you talk to yourself and the words you use.
The nervous systems of sensitive people are wired slightly differently. We feel things more deeply than the other 80% of the population and have a tendency to over analyse (re-experiencing related emotions).
Therefore, managing mindset can make a big positive impact on how sensitives feel and experience life.
Our thoughts fuel emotions as well as having a physiological affect. We know that the mind body-connection works both ways. If the mind is worried, the body will join in by holding tension and perhaps leading to a headache.
Likewise, if the body is tense and uncomfortable, the mind may start thinking grumpy thoughts about the discomfort and create a narrative around it (which could be a downward spiral of negativity).
Another example of how the mind and body respond to one another is to imagine biting into a lemon - did this make you salivate? There you go.
This means, for example, that having a shoulder rub can relax those tense muscles and in turn the mind can relax. As well as making us present to pleasant sensations in the body, which takes the focus away from the mind, the mind can let go of the negative narrative about the discomfort.
So we can use our minds to help our bodies feel safe and calm. We are not our minds; we are much more than that. We can use our minds to great affect!
Ask Yourself ~
- Are your thoughts supporting you?
- Are they encouraging you?
- Do they lift you up?
- Do you have a balanced perspective?
- Are your thoughts useful to you, or unnecessary?
- Do you trust yourself enough to make the right decisions?
- Are you able to stay in your power around other people who may be struggling themselves and have strong idea and opinions? Those close to you or even people in the media?
Ways to Stay Positive
- Notice your thoughts, without judgement and see if they are helpful to you, or not.
- If not helpful, ask yourself, which thoughts you can replace them with, that are supportive, helpful or encouraging.
- Keep a gratitude diary. Write down a minimum of 3 things you are grateful for at the end of each day. This promotes positive thinking by training us to notice the good stuff.
Sensitive peeps, take control of your mindset today and feel safer, calmer and more present in your body x
How Integrated Healing can help with mindset
- Sessions are focused towards what you what, so for example, ' I am positive and calm and trust my own decisions.' The blocks to this would then come up in the session, for us to clear.
- Working together, we can bring a new perspective to challenges and find solutions to problems.
- My techniques, such as 'Silencing The Critical Voice', can help to change old thinking patterns.
- Releasing stress from past events that still play on your mind, means you can let go of the bad feelings around them and move on.
- And my favourite - shifting blocked energy can totally change the way you think and feel about things.
- Usually a combination of all of the above!
To help stressed sensitive’s return to calm and confidence, I offer a 4 week package.
You can find the details here or contact me for more information.