The dawn of the New Year is upon us and with that comes the anxiety of what we want to do for a resolution to improve our lives by committing to some serious changes. While some of us go into this commitment with the strength and vigor necessary to begin, and stay on top of, the things we opted to do different, there are many who are left with an overall feeling of dread.
Are you easily startled by loud sounds? Do bright lights or strong smells impact your ability to stay focused? Can you sense a person's mood before they even tell you? Answering “yes” to these questions may be the start to uncovering if you are a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP) or not.
Are you living your life based on your past or moving through each day feeling like a victim? Perhaps it's time to make amends with your past and live the life you want?
The Healing Power of Art
Watch this amazing video of Jim Carrey describing what creativity is for him and how it has helped.
It's no secret that our world is in a constant state of conflict, but, how has this impacted you and how have you been managing? If you find this to be difficult to manage, maybe it's time to look at more self-care.
People often relate feelings of grief and loss to when they have experienced the death of a loved one but it doesn’t only pertain to that type of loss. Sometimes it can be helpful to recognize other areas of life that can cause us to go through this so that we may find comfort and recovery.
Once you take the time to identify the need to make changes and decide on a goal the next step is to figure out how to take action and make it a reality. This part of making changes can seem overwhelming. Here are some suggestions to help you get started.
Still not finding time for you? Take a cue from some parenting skills
and send yourself to “Time Out”!
Life can get you down sometimes, but is your inner critic causing you to feel even more down? Consider some ways you can soften the blow of that booming voice inside.
It’s all too easy to allow negative thinking take over our thoughts. It can be much like a prison we can be locked into at times, if not indefinitely. By taking a look at how it can manifest itself in us, it is possible there is a way we may free ourselves of this enslavement.
Sheilagh is an Artist and Art Therapist who believes in healing with art and creativity.