Anticipatory Stress Busters for Highly Sensitive People
Highly sensitive people are naturally hyper-perceptive, which means they readily pick up subtle stimuli around them. They might be empathic, or able to easily sense the emotions and energy of others, and tend to get more overwhelmed by anticipatory stress before important events.
If you’re a highly sensitive person prone to anticipatory stress, these tips could help:
1. Be mindful of what you stress about in an upcoming event.
People usually feel more relaxed when prepared. Since sensitive people, in particular, tend to be very detail-oriented planners, try to think about only as much as you need to plan the particulars. Obsessing on the details can turn into anxiety and will soon overwhelm you.