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6 Signs You Might Be a Highly Sensitive Person

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Have you ever been told you need to “toughen up,” that you’re “too sensitive,” or that you are “overthinking” things? Did that make you feel like you were missing something the rest of the world seemed to understand? Or that you were somehow broken? Gurl, same.

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Emotional Much? How to Analyze and Express Your Needs During Stressful Moments

When you’re highly sensitive, it can be hard enough to deal with difficult feelings and sensations when they arise, let alone express your needs clearly to another human being who doesn’t quite “get” it. I spent a lot of my life feeling like the people around me didn’t understand why I felt or acted the way I did, and it wasn’t until I was in college that I really started to get good at expressing my needs to others. That’s not to say I don’t still struggle, but there are a few things I realized as I’ve brushed up on my emotional awareness.

In this post, I’ll discuss some of the ways I’ve learned to identify and address tough emotional moments, as well as share some techniques for working through them with the help of friends and loved ones. Continue reading

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Get Your Sh*t Together: Five Awesome Apps to Help Organize Your Life

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I don’t know if it’s just me (pretty sure it’s not), but it seems like life just goes by so much faster after you pass age 25. Not that I mind that much—I just can’t seem to keep up with all the little things I need to remember day-to-day. And living with anxiety can make these simple tasks and memos converge into a big ol’ ugly stress monster. Continue reading

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How to Get Out of a Rut — Quickly!

It’s pretty easy to recognize when you’re in a rut. You feel bored with life, your job, your hobbies—and little things start to bug you. You start to find stuff you used to get excited about kind of lackluster. Maybe the same song keeps getting stuck in your head. The pressing thought that somehow you let your life become stagnant starts to be a bit depressing in itself. Continue reading