Using Fat Instead of Sugar
You may have heard the term “keto” which is short for ketosis. Ketosis is defined as:
A metabolic state in which the body produces ketones to be used as fuel by some organs so that glycogen can be reserved for organs that depend on it. This condition occurs during times of fasting, starvation, or while on a ketogenic weight-loss diet.
I put the word “special” in quotes because the boundaries that highly sensitive people need are notably different than those needed by the other 80% of the general population.
As we discussed, highly sensitive people burn more energy in their brain and nervous systems due in an increased level of processing. This can lead to a need for increased metabolic energy as well as neurotransmitter support.
Because more demand is placed on the body, there is a need to be able to discern where the limits are and to take care of one’s self accordingly.
In line with the topic of recognizing limits, is learning to discern how to limit exposure to various stimuli before the state of overwhelm is reached.
Down Time & Rest
Like all people, highly sensitive people and gifted individuals need down time. As a highly sensitive person however, you may need to give yourself permission to have down times and boundaries that may be considered unusual by some. Knowing about these needs and being able to own them confidently can make life much more enjoyable.
Learning to Be Comfortable with Emptiness
Because the level of neurological processing that we do can be so intense, having time
Exercise is an important part of managing a highly sensitive body.
Because of our wide spectrum of sensitivity, detoxification can be an critical topic. This can include everything from physical substances to people to types of food to social media and more.
Understanding Expansion & Contraction
When I studied at the Barbara Brennan School of Healing, I learned about the reality of expansion and contraction in human energy dynamics.