Bonus Episode Day 22
When No One Shows Up to the Party, Send Out More Invitations
Solo episode—Patricia Young
I have an weekly online group, and for 2 weeks, I rushed to be there on time, and I was the only one. I felt angry and resentful and disappointed because I count on this group and the connection. For 2 weeks, I cut things short to be on time because I value this group. I realized that I need to add more members to the group (I’ve just been too busy, so I haven’t made it a priority, but my resentment was an indication that I need to take care of myself). HSPs tend to be very loyal, conscientious and committed to what we do. It’s not uncommon for us to overwork and overdo in relationships. If this works for us, there’s no problem, but often we end up feeling resentful or feeling like it’s more important to us than the other person(s). It’s our responsibility to take care of ourselves and our needs.
Patricia Young, LCSW is a therapist in San Diego who is in private practice. Patricia works primarily with Highly Sensitive People (HSP) helping them understand their HSPness, and to turn their perceived shortcomings into superpowers. Patricia is passionate about providing education to help HSPs and non-HSPs understand and truly appreciate all the gifts we have to offer.
MUSIC—Gravel Dance by Andy Robinson www.andyrobinson.com