All over the world, countries celebrate their independence day with great pride and gusto showcasing their strength and progress to be admired and awed by people. However, I wonder at times are we; human beings really free or liberated? Do we enjoy freedom in true sense? I’ll keep my thought process limited to India without going to the other parts of the world.Every human being according to me is free only at the time of birth. A baby has no worries about projecting the “right public image” and is happy doing anything and everything he wants to. As we grow, we are caged, shackled in many chains by the society- Social, cultural, emotional and lately technological.It starts when the baby (I’ll use ‘She’ as a pronoun as it encompasses ‘he’ too J!) is hardly a toddler. Parents love to show off his/her talents without any consideration for his/her moods and fancies. She has to sing or dance and entertain the relatives who are often least interested. Then there is a marathon for the best school in the city. The kid is again forced to mug up the likely questions to be asked at the interview, learn to behave in a certain manner at the age when she just wants to be left on her/his own. Once at school the comparison starts with all the other children. Every parent wants the child to be the best - marvelling at studies, sports, debates and elocutions, arts, theatre, social etiquette and so on. In short she has to be a Superwoman, while the mothers sweat over every small detail like deciding what hobbies are “in”, what vitamin supplements to give the child for super-built body and extra-intelligent brain, what kind of clothes are in vogue for kids and so on. All advertisements put the pressure on parents to make a scientist/ doctor/ engineer or any professional (Please note that none off the advertisements think much of artists or farmersL! No wonders farmers have remained the most vulnerable lot in our “agrarian” economy for decades!). The harried parents, in turn pass on this frenzied madness on to their children. Every parent dreams of having a super successful child prodigy, irrespective of own talents that he has passed on in the child’s DNA at birth. We want our children to follow the career chart we have created for them taking in consideration the status, social acceptance, and money it will yield. What the child’s interests are is totally ignored.Once the school and college marathon is over and youth gets a plum job, then the other social pressures build up. A girl must learn to be graceful, super talented at juggling home and demanding career, must be having all the socially accepted attributes like – fair, tall, slim, social yet home-loving, educated yet sacrificing, modern yet with traditional values and the list is endless.This brings me to the fairness obsession in our country where most girls are bound to be wheat complexioned due to our geographic and climatic conditions. Having a dusky complexion is looked down upon and if you have a darker skin only God or fairness creams save you! I find the advertisements so ridiculous when a girl dreaming of a great career has to rely on fairness creams to prove her mettle! If she wants to remain single by choice then hell breaks loose. If she marries then her womanhood is not considered complete till she delivers a baby. Why I wonder, in a free country it becomes a privilege of all and sundry to barge into couple’s bedroom and discuss why are they not having kids and what could be wrong with them. Can we not let the parents decide when they want to bring in a life that is going to be their responsibility till they are alive?Men on the other hand are forced to bring home a handsome pay package and comparisons of how much comforts and luxury a neighbour can afford to give his wife vis- a -vis the poor husband becomes a main topic of contention. Once they become parents they too merrily join the same rat race that their parents had joined to ruin them.These are some of the socio-cultural shackles I strongly feel about. Emotional shackles too are somewhat intertwined in these as usually our Indian society loves to emotionally blackmail their loved ones to follow their commands. Log kya kahenge is the most dangerous epidemic that has been afflicted by Asian psyche. Social approval is a bug that has bitten all of us. Imagine the emotional state of a young girl when she is more than often rejected because she is NOT fair, slim or beautiful. She is most often an easy prey to depression. I wonder why we give so much importance to external attributes while totally ignoring the more important ones like nature, intelligence, compatibility etc. in a life partner. Are we shopping here for a curio to beautify home or wanting someone with whom we can share our lives! And same things go for men too - what with markets flooded with anti-balding treatments and all those fairness creams for men? He too is expected to earn well, be qualified with the most lucrative degree, have a macho figure etc. I often hear young girls asking for well sculpted men as their life partners. SO now the fire has reached even the other side of the society. At a young age he’s expected to offer all the comforts and luxuries when he’s still building his career!Added to all these cages, the worst shackle is the technology. We think human being created technology for comforts but today it has totally backfired on us impacting every aspect of the society. Just look around and see for yourself what have smart phones done to our lives! The downfall that started with the idiot box and further fuelled with the internet has been completed by the smart phones. Phones are getting smarter and humans are getting dumber. I’ve nothing against technology and if used sensibly it can be a great boon. We can now reach the entire world in a split second. Emails have become a passé with the advent of other more powerful and faster means of communication. Often Facebook and twitter has helped in reuniting people or in sending across a useful message. Today I too am saying what I feel thanks to this technology. We can surely not ignore the good things. However, we can’t turn a blind eye to the damage it does to our most profound institutions of marriage, family and society as a whole. Families are fast disintegrating today as each one is happy to be in his on anda cell created by his Laptop, smart phone, personal TV or a tablet, and is constantly in his world with his headsets on. Cheating in marriages has never been so rampant and easy with the right to privacy. Virtual affairs ruin many marriages as one doesn’t understand that virtual love is bound to appear “perfect” and it’s only when you actually start life together you need to adjust and understand. Recently, a study revealed how social skills are being affected in this generation that spends most of its time in the virtual world. Family time is unheard of with each one immersed in his on virtual world. We forget that though wired from all sides we are not robots but human beings who are bound to need emotions like warmth, love and touch to thrive. The older generation who is not very tech savvy feels the brunt the most. They are mostly treated like a piece of furniture. The youth has no connect with parents leave alone grandparents. In our desire to connect across miles we have been disconnected from our own family.Family outings, dinners and gatherings do happen surprisingly even today but the most time and attention is hogged by these smart phones. Family time has become a joke with each member immersed in one’s cell phone- exchanging messages. Checking face book updates, updating status and so on.The family vacations are more for clicking selfies and check-ins to let the whole world on social media know the exotic place one is heading to. There have been many stand up comedies, what’s app forwards and tongue in cheek cartoons aimed at this but I feel we are quick to ignore these warning bells and laugh it off merely as a humour. So many have lost lives clicking selfies at dangerous spots but we are too slow to understand the implications. Are we really a generation of dimwits and our cell phones smarter than us? Only God save us in such situation…!All pictures Courtesy- https://unsplash.com
Gift giving is a popular trend coming from ancient times. People dedicate best gifts to show their regard and affection to their family members and friends. The tradition of gifting is changing from time to time. People are getting modernized while expressing their heartfelt feelings to their loved ones.Read more at Best Gift Ideas to Express Your Eternal Feelings
Eyeshadows are love. Since my teenagehood, I have been getting attracted to palettes. I love seeing colors in a palette. Even as a Kid, paint palettes used to draw my attention.I love the concept of being creative and artistic on your eyelids. Talented people literally draw a painting on their eyelids with eyeshadows.I love trying new brands and new products so I thought why not to curate a list of Best Eyeshadow Palettes in India under Rs.1000/- which I personally love and have been using from months.Read more at Top 5 Eye Shadow Palettes in India under Rs.1000/- and their Swatches
A well-defined eyebrow can change the whole look. Simply by shaping your eyebrow it a little and filling it up can make a huge difference. Agree?Earlier, I didn't use to pay much attention to my brows because I am blessed with thick and well-shaped brows, but when I started using an eyebrow kit just to explore it and see what difference it can make, I realized what an eyebrow product can do.Read more at Top 5 Eyebrow Products (Pencils, Pomade, and Kits) in India
It might seem a challenging job to gain Instagram followers in the beginning, but believe us, it is not that difficult. We have come up with some smart tips and tricks to increase your Instagram followers and engagement, initially.Once you have given a professional touch to your account that we discussed in an earlier blog (Instagram SEO), next is to follow these tips and soon you will reach your goal of growing your initial followers.For that, let us have a look at Dezi’s story,“Dezi had an extraordinary and appealing personality now, however, he isolated himself and no one could see him, he was lonely. One day, he went outside his house and he saw a cute little kid and smiled at him, the kid smiled back, that’s when he realized that the world isn’t a bad place. He got a wave back whenever he waved at people, he started interacting with more and more people. Now, Dezi made a really good group of friends who always supported him. On a friend’s birthday, he gifted him his favorite watch as a present for whatever his friend did for him, which made their bond stronger. Dezi was now content with his life and decided to go for what he cherished the most, “singing”. He decided to organize a singing event. One of his companions, “Influe” helped him out in advertising his event as he knew many people who had similar intrigue. Dezi’s friend, Colla who was a great guitarist played the guitar and gave music to Dezi’s voice on the day of the event. It was a successful event, both Dezi and Colla were immensely happy and got a lot of affection from the crowd. Dezi now found a way to live and got a kick start to his career, his friends played an important role throughout his journey.”We can almost hear you thinking, “But what do I do with Dezi’s journey?” Let us lift the veil for you…1.) Follow for Follow/Like for Like:Some of the things never grow old, these tricks still work if done correctly. Don’t just follow anyone, instead follow the people who follow someone working in the same niche as yours. Because they might be individuals who are interested in the content that you provide. Similarly, like the posts of other business accounts on Instagram who are having a few amount of followers. Remember the kid who smiled back at Dezi?2.) Shout out for Shout out :People do wave back when you wave at them! In the same way, people do give shout outs when you do the same for them. But, keep in mind that their number of followers must not be a lot more than you.3.) Start Interacting :Try to post interactive pictures and videos. For example, tag a friend posts, story polls, story Q&A, etc. The more you communicate with your audience, the more they will be engaged in your content.4.) Join Groups (Support Team):Dezi’s group of friends constantly upheld him. Likewise, joining groups on Instagram who have the same or similar business as you, can help a lot. Groups work as support teams and help in lifting you along with them.5.) Contests/Lucky Draws/Giveaways:Gift and present never fail to make the other person feel special, it strengthens the bond. You can conduct various contests and some cool giveaways for your followers which helps to increase the engagement on your posts and also helps in retaining the existing audience.6.) Hire an Influencer:At present, the trend of influencer marketing is on its peak and just like Dezi, you might also need “Influe” who already has a large audience that might be interested in your business. For example, contact a fashion influencer if you have a clothing business, hire a fitness influencer if you sell supplements or health-related products, etc. Choosing the right influencer is the most important thing.7.) Collaborations:What Colla and Dezi did together would have never been possible if they performed individually. Collaborate with someone who completes you or acts a complementary to your products/services/content.Conclusion:This was our Instagram follower growth guide that can help you to gain Instagram followers initially and to flood up your notification panel. We hope this was helpful.If you need any digital marketing assistance, feel free to contact us (firstname.lastname@example.org). We provide digital marketing services like social media marketing, web development, web design, search engine optimization, etc..
When it comes to child education school play a pivotal role next only to parents in guiding children in the right path and prepare them for becoming the future citizens of the country. The present quality of the education system is reflected in every child which aims toward nurturing curiosity among the young minds and teach them with proper values which will help them in becoming a better human being.Education is instrumental in framing the personality of every child and school education helps in the all-round development of a child's mental abilities. Children in schools get to learn about various fields such as history, mathematics, geography, science and several other subjects which cultivate the thought process of the children. Not only in nurturing the mental aspect, but schools also play an important part in teaching children the correct manner of socializing with others.There are a number of reputed schools located in Begur Road, Bangalore, but it is very necessary to find the best school in Begur as per the requirement of the kid. Every kid is different and unique and so is their requirement and for that reason, it is crucial for the parents to choose a school which is best for their kid and his or her needs.One can find the best CBSE School in Singasandra online as there are multiple schools in Singasandra area. A simple online search and the web will come up with the complete details of all the schools which are there in Singasandra and its adjoining areas. From that vast list of all the CBSE schools which are located in Singasandra, parents can do their research by going through the school website, by learning about the ratings and reviews given by other parents and through a number of other related ways.In Viswapriya layout too there are innumerable schools for different levels such as elementary schools, primary schools, secondary schools, and senior secondary schools. From this plethora of schools belonging to various boards, parents have to choose the best school in Viswapriya layout which is best suited for their kids.
Make-up is known as one of the best ways to resist natural aging, effectively solving problems such as aging, dark circles and pale lips.Most people rely on cosmetics to maintain a beautiful appearance, so that every day looks full of energy; even if many people have followed strict skin care procedures, people still need to rely on makeup to optimize facial features and skin color, so that the appearance looks More charming.Read more at The secret of smart makeup anytime, anywhere
If most of the time you forget about important things to carry while trekking then, the following article will help you prepare a checklist that will make your work a lot easier.It isn’t easy to become a professional trekker. It takes a lot of strength, qualities and trekking experience. Obviously, strength and experience will develop over time but you can start adapting to the qualities of a professional trekker from today itself.Seo Service in IndiaA good trekker will always remember the important things to carry whether trekking in India or anywhere in the world. The following article will tell you about 11 important things to carry with you on trekking:A dependable backpack: You may not think of this as an important part but a dependable backpack is a must. A reliable backpack is comfortable on shoulders, light-weight, keep your things organized, protect your electronics from minor jerks. And most importantly, is water-resistant.Trekking boots: A good pair of trekking boots isn’t only about being stylish but also comfortable. Make sure you get shoes that will be comfortable during the trek, light in weight, reliable quality and are water-resistant. If you are going for trekking during monsoon, and have a firm grip on the slippery surface.Suitable trek suit: Since you will be trekking at least 4-5 hours a day depending upon your trek, you must keep yourself comfortable. Make sure the trekking suit you have chosen for the trek suits your skin, breathable, adjusts to your body’s requirement, etc.Hydration bottle: If you are trekking during summer or spring obviously you are going to need a lot of water to keep yourself hydrated. The same thing goes for winters as well. Since it will be cold and chilly you don’t realize that you are sweating which eventually dehydrates you. To refrain yourself from such a situation always carry a hydration bottle with good capacity to keep yourself hydrated and never forget to refill it from time to time.Munchies to keep up your energy levels: Trekking needs a lot of physical and mental strength especially if you are trekking in the Himalayas. Therefore, it is important that you keep eating in short intervals of time to keep your energy levels up. You may have chocolates, trail mix, dry fruits, protein and muesli bars, etc.First aid kit: Preparing a first aid kit is a must for any trek or trip. It doesn’t mean that trekkers often get hurt during a trek but it is always best to take precautions for self as well as others. The kit must include antiseptic cream or lotion, bandage, cotton, scissors, tranquilizers, antibiotics, etc.A route map: It is not always possible that you are in good network area and your phone’s GPS will help you with the track. The best way is to carry a route map so that you don’t lose the right direction.A headlamp and a flashlight: It may happen that by the time you return from the trek it may get dark or your trek may involve camping which may be difficult at night. In order to keep your track well-lit even at night, keep enough headlamps and flashlights with extra batteries.Shades or cap: Irrespective of the weather you are trekking in, keeping yourself covered should be a priority or else sunburns may affect your skin adversely. Pack a pair of shades and caps to keep yourself protected from the heat of the sun.Hand sanitizers and wet tissues: During the trek, you will be some way or the other in contact with noxious spots which may harm you instead. Hand sanitizers or wet tissues will allow you to clean yourself without the need of looking for water every time.Trekking stick: Whether you are an amateur or a professional trekker, a trekking stick is always helpful to keep up the pace. If you have chosen trekking in Ladakh or trekking in India for the Himalayas, a trekking stick will be an added benefit as most of the treks have moderato to a complex difficulty level.If you have just started trekking this list of essential items will help you impress your group and will surely be helpful for your trek.
Did I ever say I love you to the moon and back? I haven't, I guess. Even if I have, it would be zero compared to yours. You love me ever since you learned you were going to bring me into this world. And, I love you ever since I gained the little bit of sense and felt I wouldn't be able to live without you anywhere.
The ample of web developers and designers out there in the market, like agencies to online templates as well as freelancers all want to have the services of web Design Company. For selecting the Best Web Design company in Bangaloreis a challenge. One must do planning and search a primary list which is a continuous process.The track record must be checked before hiring any staff. The track will inform about how many clients they have served in the past. The vital factor of a professional Best web Design Company in Bangalore and is the credibility of the employees that one must assure that they are offering truthful and factual contents.Software projects give an application of software progress and application services. For doing purpose, they offer the modern technique and state of the art process. The reputed and Best Software Company in Odhisha also employs talented individuals as they have the urge to get the best results and offer the clientele the suitable services at a reasonable price. There are various companies that have increased the parameters of the business application, collaboration, and middle ware.One can also take the support of the websites to acquire information about the organizations. A website is a vital factor of a business today, where an excellent quality website appeals more opportunities to be changed into successful healthy clients. To possess a quality website developed for the business, one must take the services of the excellent Web Design Company in Bangalore.They also give competitive advantage to the clients and the designer must be willing to give the fabulous quality of services to develop and design a web portal for business. A professional company gives one with a complete package of services starting from the progress to deployment. They also do the maintenance of the website at a regular break. They maintain the professionalism to adhere the services to the standards.The company must have a talented staff to carry on all the operations and must have a magnificent experience of serving several ventures.
A metal needs to fulfil a number of criteria to be fit for usage in automobiles. One that ensures good vehicle performance, passenger safety and is energy efficient is a good bet for cars. Apart from this, environmental safety concerns and many other factors also need to be considered while using metal in cars. Steel qualifies in most of these parameters and is thus one of the most widely used metals in cars. Besides, it is affordable and flexible. It can be moulded in different manners to fulfil various requirements. Around 65% of the car is made from steel. However, this metal comes in different varieties and not all of them are suitable for vehicles. Let us learn about the types of steel used in cars:Advanced High Strength Steels (AHSS)Owing to the increasing number of vehicles on the road, drastic increase in the pollution level and various other challenges in the rapidly changing environment, the need for higher strength steel for cars is being felt more than ever. The steel industry has thus come up with Advanced High Strength Steels (AHSS) to meet various challenges. AHSS is the latest type of steel being used in cars. It offers several advantages over the conventional steel and has thus largely replaced it. Here is a look at the various advantages it offers:It helps manufacture lighter yet safer vehicles to meet the safety and fuel economy regulations.It uses less material and saves a lot of mass.This steel is known for its crash worthiness.It is manufactured at thin gauges but is sturdy.AHSS is being used in cars since almost a decade. It is being improvised and enhanced to meet the changing demands and regulations. AHSS has been categorized as:First Generation AHSSSecond Generation AHSSThird Generation AHSSThe first generation AHSS has very limited formability, the second generation AHSS is high on strength but is quite costly. This is because it includes high cost alloying elements. The need for a new version of AHSS was soon felt owing to the limitations of the first two and thus the third generation AHSS was formed. The third generation AHSS has come into form recently. It is available at an affordable price and offers high formability and high strength.Other Types of Steel Used in CarsMild SteelThis type of steel comprises of one microstructure called ferrite and is easy to form. It was once the most commonly used material to form car bodies. However, now its use is mostly limited to build cosmetic parts and stiffness-related components.High Strength SteelHSS is being used in cars since a long time. It mostly comes in three types – Bake Hardening (BH) steel, Carbon Manganese (CM) steel and High Strength Low Alloy (HSLA) steel. While HSLA and CM are used in energy absorbing areas, BH is employed in body closures. However, HSS has largely been replaced by AHSS. Sangeeta Industries, one of the best sheet metal manufacturing companies in India, provides top quality steel for cars. It aids the automobile industry in manufacturing cars that are passenger as well as the environment safe.
In recent years, more Indians are becoming aware of the advantages of using an air cooler instead of air conditioning systems for indoor and even outdoor spaces. However, when it comes to centralised cooling, most people are still unaware of options they can avail as an alternative to centralised AC systems.For instance, commercial air coolers can help to cool large spaces easily. Additionally, you can also get a centralised duct system with large capacity coolers instead of central air conditioners to cool the interiors effectively.Following is a comparison of central air cooling system and centralised AC system to assist you in choosing the best one to fulfil your needs.Advantages of central air cooling systems:There are several advantages of getting an industrial air cooler for departmental stores, theatres, shopping complexes, etc. over central air conditioning.Some of them include-Air cooling systems consume less than a quarter of the energy required by air conditioning systems. With nominal electricity consumption, you can save a lot on your electricity bills with an air cooling system as compared to air conditioning system.There is no need for an area to be enclosed for a cooler to work properly. With ACs, the door and windows need to be kept shut at all times to make sure air is trapped inside. But with an air cooling system, you can keep your doors and windows open at all times, facilitating proper ventilation.ACs require refrigerants for cooling which emit HFC, a greenhouse gas that contributes to global warming. Therefore, air conditioning systems are not particularly good for the environment. Commercial air coolers, alternatively, are eco-friendly and do not emit any greenhouse gasses.Air cooling systems can run effectively on small generators, which can be helpful in case of a power breakdown. Centralised air conditioners require powerful generator backups in case of power cuts.The cost of setting up an air cooling system is much lower than that of an air conditioning system. Additionally, maintenance cost of an air cooling system is also much lower than that of a centralised air conditioner. Advantages of a centralised air conditioning system:Following are a few advantages that central AC systems have over commercial air coolers:Central AC helps to circulate air effectively throughout the entirety of a space. It aids in noise reduction. Central air conditioners produce imperceptible noise, which is extremely useful in spaces like hospitals, movie theatres, etc.These units come with a dual function of heating and cooling. You can, therefore, use it to regulate the temperature inside a space according to your requirements.Thus, an air cooler has several advantages over air condition when it comes to cooling an indoor space. However, it is up to you to get the one best suited for your needs. Make sure you learn more about each system to make sure that you avail the best option for yourself. Also, if you end up with an air cooling system, compare the different make and models available in the market to get the best one for yourself.
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"You are too sensitive!"The countless times of this review made me to analyze, synthesize and redefine my personality.High sensitivity is a misunderstood trait. As a highly sensitive person (HSP) myself, I’ve felt insecure in the past about my empathic, thoughtful nature. Luckily, society’s perception of sensitivity is changing, thanks in part to the growing acceptanceneuro-diversity—the idea that neurological variation among people is normal.When you think of the most successful person you know, what qualities do they embody? It’s likely you’re wowed by their ingenuity and creative problem-solving skills. Or maybe you’re impressed by their emotional intelligence and ninja-like ability to connect with people.These are just a few qualities of highly sensitive people (or HSPs), who make up about 20 percent of the population. Despite popular belief, sensitive people make great leaders. They’re consistently rated as top performers. HSPs tend to be well-liked by managers and appreciated for their commitment, even if they get on their co-worker’s nerves from time to time.Some of this diverse group of “famous” individuals that — in my opinion — might appropriately belong on the list of those who exhibit the characteristics of high sensitivity would include Scientists: Albert Einstein, Carl Jung and Charles Darwin, Sir Isaac Newton, Thomas Alva Edison to political leaders: Abraham Lincoln, Harry S. Truman, Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X, Gandhi, Dalai Lama, Mother Teresa, Eleanor Roosevelt and Princess Diana, today’s celebrities: Mandy Moore, Adrien Brody, Glenn Close, Eddie Murphy, Joaquin Phoenix, Nicole Kidman, Kevin Kline, Winona Ryder and Elijah Wood, to name a few Artists: Leonardo da Vinci, Vincent Van Gogh, Salvador Dali, Georgia O’Keefe, Picasso, Frida Kahlo and Frank Lloyd Wright, Bob Dylan, John Lennon, Elton John, Alanis Morissette, Neil Young, Jim Morrison.Singer/song writer Jewel in her famous “I’m Sensitive” song, sings: “So please be careful with me, I’m sensitive And I’d like to stay that way. I have this theory, that if we’re told we’re bad Then that’s the only idea we’ll ever have…”Being sensitive is a superpower, but if not managed properly, it can turn into a stumbling block. Navigating the world as a highly sensitive person involves special considerations, as does loving, working, or living with an HSP.1: The Secret Life of a Highly Sensitive Person And why the trait can actually be an advantage: Applying Your Highly Sensitive Strengths HSPs are masters of emotional intelligence. They pick up on subtleties that less sensitive people miss and have a keen ability to read between the lines. Believe it or not, HSPs can be great entrepreneurs and marketers precisely because they tend to be so skilled at building rapport, listening, and empathizing.2. HSPs are conscientious: Details, structure, and organization are their jam. Because they are accustomed to processing a lot of input, they easily come up with plans and solutions for complex problems, which is an invaluable asset. HSPs can also concentrate deeply and adore getting lost in ideas. This make us perfectly positioned for success in an era where deep work matters.3. HSPs are innovative.Some of the world’s best artists include HSPs. Why? Pair heightened sensory processing with a rich inner experience and you have a group of people neurologically wired to create. So, lean into your curiosity, ask questions that rock the status quo, and explore your whims. It’s what separates you from others who are too afraid to think big.4. HSPs are multi-passionate.They care about their work, their relationships, and it shows. HSPs are usually intelligent trailblazers who find ways to uniquely combine their varied interests into satisfying careers that have impact on the world.Thriving as a Sensitive Person Are there downsides to possessing this innate trait? Of course. But with some forethought and intention, they can employ their high sensitivity as their greatest strength. Get more comfortable with feedback. Most highly sensitive people, despite being good communicators, don’t fare well when caught off guard in meetings or presentations. Similarly, one critical comment may shake them for days or weeks. If you’re an HSP, get ready for high-stakes interactions by anticipating questions that may arise. 5. Don’t react—respond.Life doesn’t always go according to script, and as an HSP, you need to hone your resilience skills in response to surprises. To curb panic and emotional flooding, practice putting space between the triggering event and your response to it.6. Be bullish with boundaries.As a highly sensitive person, it’s essential to conserve your energy. You spend the day picking up on the feelings and moods of your peers. If these interactions skew negative, they can leave you feeling drained. Noisy, busy environments (even bad music—yes, seriously) also take a toll on HSPs.Simple shifts can make a big difference. Try getting to the office early so you can have some quiet working time before the hustle and bustle of the day takes holds. I put a 15-to-30-minute buffer between all meetings to ensure I have time to decompress.Managing your energy effectively comes down to creating solid boundaries and paying close attention to the inputs you allow into your life. Limit time with toxic people, be careful about the media you consume, and be bullish about self-care. If you demand a lot from yourself (which most HSPs do), then building in periods for rest and recovery is nonnegotiable.Tips for Loving or Working with an HSP: Highly sensitive people make loyal partners and great leaders, that much we know. But truthfully, loving, living with, or working alongside an HSP isn’t always easy. You can’t (and shouldn’t try) to change them. But you can inspire and support them in simple ways:If you work with an HSP:Keep them in the loop with frequent updates and clear information. HSPs tend to have a high input orientation, so the more they know, the better.When possible, let them prepare. Give them the meeting agenda ahead of time.Focus on coaching instead of criticizing. Details are an HSP strength, so provide ultraspecific steps for improvement.Honor their hunches. Value intuition as part of your HSP’s decision-making process.2. If you love an HSP:Build quiet time and solitude into your shared schedule.Expect insomnia. HSPs sometimes struggle to sleep soundly because they have active minds.Be patient with them during confrontation. If they need space, don’t take it personally.Above all, whether you’re a co-worker, a sibling, or a spouse, try to appreciate the unique set of characteristics an HSP possesses as best you can. There can be a sharp learning curve, but ultimately, you will both see how high sensitivity can shape your worlds for the better.