Don’t let “Perfect” Stop You!

As a Highly Sensitive Person you take in more about the world. More sights, more sounds, more scents, more detail… Because we take so much IN, it’s vital that we also create and express and move things OUT. However, being naturally attuned to detail also makes it more likely that you’ll get stuck in perfectionism. That means holding everything in and not getting started (waiting for the perfect moment…) or never finishing something (it’s not good enough yet).

Creativity and Stress Management Go Hand in Hand

May 27, 2018

When do you do your best work? Is it when you’re worn down and exhausted? Is it when you’re in fight or flight? Is it when you’re on an adrenaline high? Is it when you’re juggling so many different tasks and projects and responsibilities that you don’t know what is up anymore? Is it when […]

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Born to be Sensitive: Understanding Perfectionism and Fulfilling your Purpose

September 25, 2012

      One connection between High Sensitivity and perfectionism is no doubt the sensitivity to subtle details. When things are “good enough” for non-HSPs they may well be “ridiculously inadequate” from a HSP perspective. A good analogy here might be ordinary folk versus music technicians. Music technicians have ears that are trained to pick […]

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The Happy Sensitive Painter: Therapy Art versus Inspirational Art

November 6, 2011

There are many reasons why I dropped out of art school. One of them was that more and more, it felt like group therapy with unwilling and unqualified therapists. Don’t get me wrong. Yet, once that “flow” is activated, it will also take you to places you don’t necessarily know how to handle. Years ago […]

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6 HSP Perfectionism Myths that Stop You from Living Your Purpose – and what to do about them

June 22, 2015

It’s easy for us to go into fine-tuning mode, because we can sense so many subtleties. At times, when things are subtly unbalanced, out of order, or not quite as good as we know they could be, we can stop ourselves, get frustrated, feel like a failure for not measuring up. Herein lies our strength […]

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