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Sensitives on Vacation -The Travel Paradox

Like many sensitives, you probably love the sensory experiences that travel offers, like beautiful beaches, sunsets and rich mountain scenery. Simultaneously, you become over-aroused by crowded airports, high frequency noises and unfamiliar surroundings. Sensitives deal with many paradoxes, especially sensation-seeking sensitives. Dr. Aron describes HSPs as walking "a fine line between the impulsive, expansive warrior and the advisor. Both easily bored and easily over-aroused."

As you make your summer travel plans, take extra time to prepare for jet lag and over-stimulation. Bring noise cancelling headphones or earplugs, use herbal sleep remedies and budget extra down-time throughout your trip. I like to take the first day of vacation to simply unwind in my room. As tempting as it is for me to go exploring, I know that jumping in this way is likely to cause irritability or feelings of anxiousness as the stimulation accumulates. For more travel tips I recommend the book by Ted Zeff, "The Highly Sensitive Person's Survival Guide." You may also book a HSP coaching session with me online via Skype or in my Dallas or Richardson office. Feel free to respond to this email or call me 214-520-4141. For more HSP tips sign up to receive my newsletter.
Bon Voyage Sweet Sensitives!
Jana

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