2 thoughts on “Challenges in Creating Pleasurable Experiences

  • March 16, 2012 at 6:37 pm

    Like most people, the emotionally sensitive suffer when they have expectations that are not fulfilled. But the emotionally sensitive tend to lose hope easily, becoming discouraged that anything will change – though they can also be persistent about what they are passionate about. When they put effort into an interaction or activity, it can be crushing if it doesn’t work out. Sometimes the emotionally sensitive stop investing in pleasurable activities to protect themselves.

    That one section sums me up perfectly! I don’t know if it is the ADHD or the depression or both, but everything I’ve tried to get passionate about ends up in failure. I am stuck and cant move anymore. Been in counseling for almost 2 years and worry that nothing will every change for me.

    Every chance I take ends in failure.

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    • March 16, 2012 at 6:46 pm

      Sometimes the emotionally sensitive don’t notice small successes and can be overly critical of themselves, wanting to be near-perfect. They can also judge themselves harshly. I would suggest maybe to notice what you do each day that is effective or helps someone else. Notice even small things like holding the door for someone. Maybe consider some small steps that may not seem important. Change is made up of many small steps though. It can be less overwhelming if you take one small step at a time.

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