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Episode Info: TITLE Poll results—If You Could NOT Be a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP), Would You? Questions to Ask Yourself   GUEST Solo Episode   EPISODE OVERVIEW   If you could NOT be an HSP, would you? I share the results of a poll that 93 HSPs responded to including the pros and cons given.  Two major things happened on Christmas Eve before 9 a.m. at my home.  Ways to evaluate how your holidays went, and how to create what you might want for the following year.  Questions to ask yourself to help you set goals for the New Year, and my wishes for you for the next year.   HIGHLIGHTS   If you could NOT be an HSP, would you 93 responses Yes—20% (less than ½ were men)—related to autoimmune disorders, pain Maybe—5% No—75%   Those that WOULD change and no longer be an HSP Happier, more confident in my own skin.  I’m lonely and unsuccessful Misunderstood Barely surviving life Can’t go on like this Sick of this Not fitting in Exhausting   Those that WOULDN’T change, and remain being an HSP Work on themselves and as they learned about themselves they accepted who they are Natural leader More in tune with others’ needs Have a greater appreciation for beauty, nature, poetry, music, art Even though have lower lows, they have greater depth of happiness The more I learn about myself, the happier I am Being an HSP isn’t the issue; it’s an issue with our society I’m more confident in who I am. I don’t let societal norms affect me I don’t want to numb my compassion I like the quirkiness that makes me I might want my sensory sensitivity removed, but keep the emotional depth It helps me be creative, artistic and introspective HSPs are shamans and healers (therapists, massage therapist, teachers) Would be boring—I wouldn’t have insight and I wouldn’t care I’m strong and resilient   31 Questions to ask yourself before setting next year’s goals What are the first thoughts that come to mind about the past year? Mostly positive, negative, or neutral? What was one of the most interesting things I learned this year? Who was one person I met that I'd like to get to know better? Why? What was one of my most challenging moments? Why? What was one of my favorite accomplishments? What was one personal strength I used this year? How did it benefit my work or life? What hurdle came up more than once? (time, money, attitude, location, knowledge, etc.) How well did I communicate with the people who matter most to me? What three events or accomplishments were made possible by the help of others? What advice would I offer someone else on the basis of a lesson I learned this year? What are three problems that came up at work? How did I approach solving those problems? Are there any trends in those problems or solutions? Who needed my encouragement this year? What did I say or do to help them along? If I were writing a memoir, what would I highlight in the chapter about this year? What was I doing when I forgot about time and was able to be "in...
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