5 ways to relax for highly sensitive people

Anne-Kathrin Walter

Different smells, loud sounds and noises, intensive lights, busy crowds... all of these aspects can be tiresome for someone who is highly sensitive. In moments where you are feeling worn out from the busy world around you, it is good to take a moment for yourself to relax. In this post, highly sensitive person Anne-Kathrin shares her favorite ways to relax.

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Why I need this in my life

My name is Anne-Kathrin and I am one of the founders of HiSensitives. In this post, I am sharing 5 ways that I use to relax when I am feeling overwhelmed. When I was younger, I did not know that I was a HSP and accordingly I was not aware of my needs as well as I am now. Now, I know that I need to take time to recharge my energy in order to thrive in life. The methods I mention below, help me to gain this energy. I hope they do as much for you as they do for me!

1. Use guided meditations from Youtube

My number one relaxation method is to listen to meditation videos on youtube. When you type 'guided meditation' into the search tab on youtube, hundreds of pages with useful videos and soundtracks pop up which can help you to relax! By laying down somewhere quiet and simply listening to relaxing music and voices, you surely will become calm! Also when you are not able to find a quiet place, simply put on your headphones, close your eyes and imagine you are somewhere else. Give it a try with this wonderful meditation:

2. Write in a journal

I know it sounds cliché, but believe me, it works perfectly for me! Whenever my head is full with thoughts about different situations and I feel that it affects my body, I grab my diary and sit down for a while to sort my thoughts. In this way, it is out of my system and I am feeling more at ease afterwards. At the same time, you have something to look back on later when you are older. Nowadays, the variety of diaries in stores is huge. Might as well buy a diary that fits your personality, right?

3. Take a powernap

When I am truly exhausted, I usually lay down and sleep. Sometimes, I combine listening to a meditation clip with this activity. Afterwards, when I wake up, I feel so refreshed! A nap of 30 minutes to one hour can do wonders for your body and soul, believe me.

4. Listen to music

Listening to music also helps me to relax when I am feeling tense. Usually, I tend to listen to slow beats at those moments. Spotify has many nice lists for different moods. How about trying this one?

5. Be creative

Being creative in situations where you are feeling tense, can result in beautiful products. I am usually using my creativity in the form of music; playing the guitar and singing out my heart helps me to express the tension that I feel. Also other hobbies such as cooking, baking, drawing or beauty help me to take some time for myself. Try to find a way where you can express your feelings in the best way possible while having fun.

Go ahead and give it a try!

If you don't like any of these methods, you might want to try these 5 useful resources on the internet for highly sensitive people. They are also tools that I am using on a regular basis to remain a happy HSP!

Which methods do YOU use to relax?

Anne-Kathrin Walter
Written By

Anne-Kathrin Walter

Co-Founder of HiSensitives
Anne-Kathrin Walter is a writer, social media expert and the co-founder of HiSensitives. HiSensitives is a personal growth brand for highly sensitive people and empaths. Many highly sensitive people and empaths still see their trait as a weakness, and HiSensitives wants to change that. Therefore, Anne-Kathrin and her partner Riny have made it their mission to make the world a better place for highly sensitive people and empaths. With HiSensitives, they want to inspire HSP's and empaths worldwide to invest more time in themselves and their personal growth.