In my 8 years of seeing clients, I haven't met one highly sensitive human who wasn't over-giving, that's a common trait (or one of the common traits) I have noticed and it was confirmed during the market research calls I have been doing lately.
Highly sensitive people, aka empaths, tend to prioritise others' wellbeing over their own, because that's how we are, we genuinely want others to feel good and we care deeply about others.
However, society tricks us into believing that self-love, taking time for self-care and spending time alone is selfish, or weird... and that is a lie!
Self-love and self-care needs to be a priority for everyone and it is even more so vital for highly sensitive people who also tend to be harder on themselves than necessary.
So if you're reading this, this is your reminder that it is ok to love yourself and take time for yourself. Take a break right now, close your eyes, take a deep breath and do something nice for yourself, say something nice to yourself.
If you're not sure how to practice self-love and are struggling with self-acceptance, my free ebook "How to go from negative self-talk to self-acceptance in 5 easy steps" can help getting you started.
How to go from negative self-talk to self-acceptance (in 5 easy steps)
Why did I create this free ebook?
Well, I used to be hard on myself, always criticizing myself and seeing "what I should have done better", over-giving, no boundaries...
All of this was leaving me hurt, misunderstood, taken advantage of... I was feeling lonely too, because once people would have taken what they'd need from me (ex: copying my homework at school, helping for a task at work, helping a friend out...) I'd just be alone, tired and feeling sad...
I had trapped myself in a box: how could others ask me if I'd need something if I wasn't acknowledging my own needs in the first place?
Long story short, to give a bigger picture, I had no idea I wasn't accepting myself, which was the key to moving forward.
Now you might be wondering "How can I accept myself or validate myself?" And that's when you click the button below to download the answers to your questions :)
Your relationship with yourself is the starting point of your relationships with the world in every area...
Are you ready to crush that boring self-doubt?
Find more info in the free e-book :)
Feel free to message me for any questions, take care!
I wish you all the best and feel free to connect if you'd like :)