Are you a Highly Sensitive Person? Mel Collins is here to help…
Self-love can be a struggle, especially for Highly Sensitive People (HSPs). For them, judgements, criticisms or putdowns about being ‘overly’ or ‘hyper’ sensitive had dented their self-esteem, leaving them feeling flawed or unlovable. They can see their sensitivity as a weakness rather than the strength that it is. Self-love truly is healing for HSPs. Practising it rebuilds self-worth and selfvalue not based on the opinions of others and forms a deeper appreciation for their own gifts, qualities and abilities.
If you’re a HSP, you can also use positive affirmations as mantras during meditation. This helps to focus and still your mind, relax your sensory nervous system and find inner peace. Try my favourites here as frequently as you can and journal on the difference in how you feel, and you’ll find how powerful speaking your truth out loud is.
I love and accept myself exactly as I am or I am learning to love and accept myself as I am
My sensitivity is a gift and a strength, and I honour the amazing qualities and abilities that come with it
It’s OK for me to say no to people without feeling guilty. It’s ok to put boundaries in place to protect my energy, my health or demands on my time
My body tells me all I need to know about people, places or situations. I make sure I listen carefully and trust my feelings
I will be kind, loving and compassionate to myself and honour my own needs
About the author
Mel Collins is the author of The Handbook for Highly Sensitive People. For more info, visit melcollins.co.uk