A highly sensitive person is someone who is affected tremendously by the energy around them. Others will call HSPs sensitive and claim they have to “walk on eggshells around them.” HSPs tend to overthink, have high anxiety, an overactive mind, insomnia, and digestive issues… the list goes on. HSPs tend to be uncomfortable with a lot of people and noise around them. Life can get pretty rough for highly sensitive people, but we must remember it’s nothing to be ashamed of. Since they can feel energy so intensely, they’re often empaths. An empath is a person who can sense subtle changes in emotions, energy, and feel other people’s emotions so deeply they mistake them as their own. They can just feel it. HSPs are born like this and their DNA shows an actual distinction from others. How would the world go on without their soft-compassionate hearts? Here are ways I’ve learned to stay balanced and take care of myself as a highly sensitive person.