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Reverend Jennifer Baltz

Creating a Balanced Life
for Sensitive People

by Jennifer Baltz

Let’s face it…we live in a world that is often overwhelming.  It’s difficult for most people to balance work, home and family, even more so if you’re a spiritually sensitive person.

Sensitive people not only think differently than most people do, we also experience the world differently. We aren’t necessarily more emotional…instead we feel other people’s energy and emotions in a much deeper way.  If your co-worker is having a bad day, you might match that energy and before you know it, you’re down in the dumps, too.  In a sense, we have less psychic insulation than the average person.  And when you get more sensory input, it can often create more confusion, and a feeling of overwhelm, being stuck, or lacking energy to do what’s next on your list.

Sensitive people come to me as an intuitive reader not only to get a fresh perspective on their lives, but mainly for help in getting unstuck. And there are meditative tools you can use to do just that.  But here are my favorite tips in the meantime to get you started… three things you can do to manage overwhelm and create a balanced and happy life:

1. Be Present in the Now.  Eckhart Tolle has the right idea here. It’s easy to get stuck in a pastime moment, in a daydream, or even in a possible future scenario.  When this happens, it divides your attention and focus, creates more stress, and reduces your power to create in present time.

What you can do now:  How much time do you spend out of present time?  If you find your attention dwelling on past events, woolgathering, or out in the future, stop and take a deep breath.   Then, ask yourself  “Is there something I can do right now about this?”  If it’s an old argument, maybe it’s time to forgive or mend fences.  If it’s a future you want to create, think of one concrete step you can take right now to make it happen.   Wherever you put your attention, that’s where your energy goes.  By focusing your attention in the present, you have more power, awareness, and energy to handle what’s happening now—and create a future that works well.

2. Be Yourself.  Sensitive people tend to be very reactive to what other people want or need.  Women in particular are hardwired this way—it helps us keep our kids in one piece until they grow up!   But it’s not healthy to give up part of yourself in order to please someone else.  And it almost always backfires…most critical people will never be satisfied with anything you do to please them.  Remember, you are unique and special in the world.  Develop your talents and enjoy them!

What you can do now:  Ask yourself this question:  What’s one thing I can do today to feed my spirit?  Just notice what comes up.   If it’s too big to do today, scale it back a bit to something you really can do now. Remember, baby steps DO work!

3. Feed Your Intuition    Intuition is a sensitive person’s special gift.  You already have it in spades (Yes, you really do!)  But when your senses are overwhelmed with input, your intuitive voice gets numbed out.   Oprah calls intuition “God whispers.”  She’s right.  Intuition does speak in a whisper, not a shout.  And intuition’s effect in your life can be profound:  It can help you create greater success and better communication, with much less effort and stress. 

What you can do now:  Quiet time each day helps to develop your intuition.  So turn off that awareness-numbing television (a tool a lot of sensitives use to block out all of the extra input), and take back some quiet time to reflect, journal, meditate, or just breathe and enjoy being in your own skin. 

Creating balance and space for yourself in your life is a process, not an end result.  It’s something you can do every day, in small measured steps. 

What’s your biggest question or challenge in creating balance in your life?  Email me at Jennifer@creativespirit.com, and I’ll send you my secret weapon.  It’s a simple energy management tool that I use every day, everywhere…in readings, in traffic, at home or work, and in life.  It’s easy and fun…and once you start using it regularly, you’ll wonder how you ever did without it!   Just email your questions to Jennifer@creativespirit.com.

Copyright © 2005 Jennifer Baltz.  All Rights Reserved. 

Reverend Jennifer Baltz
Jennifer Baltz is a business and life coach and creative mentor with over 18 years experience helping people consciously create their dreams. She offers individual coaching, classes, seminars, and mastermind groups to help you create change in your life, from personal and creative growth to small business development. Visit Jennifer's website for more information, www.creativespirit.com, or follow Jennifer on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/jenbaltz



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