One question I get asked a lot is something like this...
I'm a highly sensitive person & I always take everything so personally. It is starting to affect my relationships. How do I stop taking things so personally all the time?
This is a tough one. Highly sensitive people are more prone to noticing their surroundings and small changes or details. So even the slightest change in someone's tone or actions can cause a tailspin of overthinking.
Are they mad at me? What did I do? Why did they say that?
You get the picture. So how do you stop taking things so personally?
First, you need to get your hands on one of the best books I own (it is a quick read too!), The Four Agreements by don Miguel Ruiz. It is really helpful to re-read often.
Next, let's do some journaling to uncover your specific reasons to why you take things personally. Get out that journal and get ready to get introspective:
Now that you're getting into the thick of it, try these tips to avoid taking things too personally: