Stories from HSP's: First dream, then do!

Anne-Kathrin Walter

On a regular basis, we share stories from highly sensitive people. In this story, Anne-Kathrin, co-founder of HiSensitives, shares one of her experiences.

Dream, then do!

Sometimes, you start your day with such low self-esteem and loads of anxiety that you would prefer to just stay in bed. I had one of those days today. But I did not stay in bed. I stood up.

I took a shower, put on clothes and nice make-up, ate delicious food, took a walk with my dog and eventually pushed myself out of my comfort zone.

For far too long, I have been only dreaming and not doing. Out of fear of failing, I did not do, I only dreamt. And eventually, my fear grew, because I did not do. The longer I waited, the bigger the fear of failure became and the more my self-esteem decreased. So today, I pulled myself out of my dreams and started doing.

At first, it felt scary and it felt unnatural to do what I for so long had feared to do! But as I continued pushing past my comfort zone, the more natural it became and the more 'me' it felt. What for so long lingered as a fear inside of me, now had gone.

What if I was able to apply this behavior each day, and to just do instead of dreaming? Where would I be in a year if I applied this way of life every. single. day?

I believe that my overthinking tendencies due to my HSP trait sometimes stand between me dreaming and me actually doing. So it felt quite good to turn this little voice inside of me off for an hour to just DO!

Dreaming is good, but doing is better!

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Anne-Kathrin Walter
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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.