Sensitive Souls: 5 Health Tips for Highly Sensitive People

When you’re a sensitive soul, you feel everything more intensely. This makes moments of ecstasy all the more special, but it also means you’re in for a lot of physical and emotional pain. Thankfully, there are steps you can take to reduce the intensity of the world when it gets too much. 

Sensitive Souls: 5 Health Tips for Highly Sensitive People
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While you’ve probably been told a dozen times to drink more water and keep a journal, you may be surprised to learn that things like eco-friendly cookware and vagus nerve stimulation can help too. Read on for five health tips you haven’t heard before. 

1. Curate your environment with care

As a sensitive person, you’ll notice the smell of mold that others miss, medication will likely hit you harder and faster, and the chemicals in food and cookware may affect you more than others. While you must be careful not to become hypervigilant to the point of making life impossible to live, there are things you can do to create a healthy home environment. 

Invest in eco-friendly cookware, opt for organic whole foods as much as possible, avoid packaged, processed food products, and switch to natural cleaning products. Take joy in curating a healthy sanctuary for yourself – never make it a fear-based chore. 

2. Prioritize your basic needs

If you can’t remember the last time you brushed your hair or flossed your teeth, it’s time to re-evaluate your routine. If you do these things daily but rush through them mindlessly, once again, your routine needs a shake-up. 

As a sensitive person, you have a gift – small pleasures can open up into a world of immeasurable pleasure. So, don’t rob yourself of these little moments. Take the time to enjoy washing your hands properly, applying moisturizer, and other small moments of basic self-care. Doing this also signals to your body that it’s safe, helping you release habitual anxious tension

3. Learn to monotask

One of the worst things a sensitive person can do is multitask. Not only is multitasking a myth, but it also causes sensitive people to hold onto a lot of stress. Your attention is constantly being pulled in different directions, meaning you never do anything as well as you could. This leaves you feeling like you’re forgetful, clumsy, or scatterbrained when in reality, you’re just going through life in a constantly distracted state. 

4. Discover the magic of vagus nerve stimulation

Your vagus nerve is the vagabond of your autonomic nervous system, touching everything from your ears to your pelvic floor. The constant stimulation of a noisy, hectic world can cause a sensitive person’s vagus nerve to suffer, and when the vagus nerve suffers, you can experience symptoms ranging from migraines and neck pain to reflux, gas, bloating, and pelvic floor dysfunction. 

Even if you’re not getting physical symptoms, vagus nerve exercises from a professional therapist can help you calm down in seconds. They’re one of the most valuable tools a sensitive person can have in their arsenal. 

5. Seek support

If you find yourself regularly overwhelmed, it’s important to understand that it doesn’t have to be this way forever. You are capable of change, and you can ensure that change is for the better by seeking professional help. This could be from a psychologist, a chiropractor, a massage therapist, a GP, or all of the above. The key is to keep seeking until you find an approach that works for you. 

Try out any or all of the tips above, and you can start to turn the volume down on this loud and fast-moving world, making it a more comfortable place to live. 

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