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40 ways to get rid of HSP tiredness [Recommended by active psychological counselors]

HSP (Highly Sensitive Person) is so thoughtful and sensitive that many things always come to mind and disappear every day, so many people feel very tired at the end of the day.

I am one of the HSPs with HSS type with such strength, and before I knew how to deal with it, I was exhausted every day and was worried that I could not get rid of that tiredness.

This page will discuss how to get rid of HSP’s tiredness due to its peculiar temperament.

目次
  1. What is HSP (Highly Sensitive Person)?
  2. How to get rid of tiredness recommended for HSP① Get enough sleep
  3. How to get rid of tiredness recommended for HSP② Try listening to music
  4. How to get rid of tiredness recommended for HSP③ Talk to a reliable person
  5. How to get rid of tiredness recommended for HSP④ Eat candy balls
  6. How to get rid of tiredness recommended for HSP⑤ Mindfulness
  7. How to get rid of tiredness recommended for HSP⑥ Try changing the location
  8. How to get rid of tiredness recommended for HSP⑦ Reading]
  9. How to get rid of fatigue recommended for HSP⑧ Elimination of eye strain
  10. How to get rid of tiredness recommended for HSP⑨ Let's become selfish
  11. How to get rid of tiredness recommended for HSP⑩ Discard “brain garbage”
  12. How to get rid of tiredness recommended for HSP⑪ Stop using smartphone before going to bed and bathe in the morning sun
  13. How to get rid of tiredness recommended for HSP⑫ Write down your feelings in a notebook
  14. How to get rid of tiredness recommended for HSP⑬ Take supplements
  15. How to get rid of tiredness recommended for HSP⑭ Meditation
  16. How to get rid of tiredness recommended for HSP⑮ Easy exercise
  17. How to get rid of tiredness recommended for HSP⑯ Acupoint pressing massage
  18. How to get rid of tiredness recommended for HSP ⑰ Soak up the sun in the morning
  19. How to get rid of tiredness recommended for HSP ⑱ Try to spend time alone
  20. How to get rid of tiredness recommended for HSP ⑲ Try to organize human relationships
  21. How to get rid of tiredness recommended for HSP ⑳ Start lessons
  22. How to get rid of tiredness recommended for HSP㉑ Go to Head Spa
  23. How to get rid of tiredness recommended for HSP㉒ Describe what you are aiming for
  24. How to get rid of tiredness recommended for HSP㉓ Stop caffeine intake
  25. How to get rid of tiredness recommended for HSP ㉔ Keep your heart in the present
  26. How to get rid of tiredness recommended for HSP㉕ Do what you want to do
  27. How to get rid of tiredness recommended for HSP㉖ Touch nature
  28. How to get rid of tiredness recommended for HSP㉗ Try to cry as much as you can
  29. How to get rid of tiredness recommended for HSP㉘ Stay away from your smartphone
  30. How to get rid of tiredness recommended for HSP㉙ Take a bath
  31. How to get rid of tiredness recommended for HSP㉚ Realize that you are loved
  32. How to get rid of tiredness recommended for HSP㉛ Go to the sea or take a forest bath
  33. How to get rid of tiredness recommended for HSP㉜ Organize human relationships
  34. How to get rid of tiredness recommended for HSP㉝ Refrain from taking spicy foods and stimulants
  35. How to get rid of tiredness recommended for HSP㉞ Stay away from noisy places
  36. How to get rid of tiredness recommended for HSP㉟ Eliminate anxiety and worries
  37. How to get rid of tiredness recommended for HSP㊱ Half-body bath
  38. How to get rid of tiredness recommended for HSP㊲ Close your eyes for 60 seconds
  39. How to get rid of tiredness recommended for HSP㊳ Take a nap
  40. How to get rid of tiredness recommended for HSP㊴ Avoid drinking caffeine and energy drinks
  41. How to get rid of tiredness recommended for HSP ㊵ Avoid eating too much sweet food
  42. How to get rid of tiredness that I would like to recommend for HSP

What is HSP (Highly Sensitive Person)?

HSP is an abbreviation of Highly Sensitive Person proposed by American psychologist Elaine N. Aron in 1996, and it refers to a person or temperament with high sensory processing sensitivity.

Characteristics of HSP

Like to think deeply about one thing

Easy to sympathize

High in sensitivity

Kind to people

Not good at stimulating loud sounds and light

Not good at crowds

Tired of reading too much

Feel like angry when someone is angry nearby

The past you want to forget is revived repeatedly

When something is pointed out by others, it’s hard to get out of your head

Very worried about what people think of yourself

How to get rid of tiredness recommended for HSP① Get enough sleep

grayscale photo of sleeping woman lying on bed

The best way to get rid of brain fatigue is to sleep well.

You can get a better night’s sleep by dimming the lights when you go to bed, or by wearing an eye mask or earplugs to reduce irritation.

The optimal sleep time is said to be about 8 hours. Even if you sleep too much, you will have a headache or you will feel deep when you wake up, so be careful not to sleep too much.

Get plenty of sleep every day to improve daytime performance and work efficiency.

How to get rid of tiredness recommended for HSP② Try listening to music

Apple EarPods on yellow surface

Vision is not the only way to take in good stimuli.

The world is full of music.

It makes you feel refreshed when you listen to music that you used to like and songs from idol groups that are popular nowadays.

Nowadays, there are many free distribution tools such as Youtube, so you can easily listen to your favorite music.

Hard rock etc. may raise the tension sharply for HSP and increase the brain fatigue of HSP. Be careful about the genre you listen to.

How to get rid of tiredness recommended for HSP③ Talk to a reliable person

two women sitting beside table and talking

It is very difficult for HSP to talk about their feelings regardless of who they are.

But if you can talk to your very trusted friends, partners, and family about what you feel, you can refresh yourself.

It is an easy and effective method for HSPs who have a temperament that they cannot usually reveal their feelings easily.

How to get rid of tiredness recommended for HSP④ Eat candy balls

assorted-color candies on container

It is generally said that it is better to take sugar for HSP fatigue.

If you spend too much time on your brain and feel drowsy, you may want to take a break and eat a candy or drink carbonated juice. * Be careful not to take too much.

How to get rid of tiredness recommended for HSP⑤ Mindfulness

woman in black shirt and gray pants sitting on brown wooden bench

If you can’t get rid of fatigue even if you sleep well, your brain may be tired.

Some may think, “I don’t use my brain so much,” but the cause of brain fatigue is miscellaneous. It is said that 60% of the energy consumption of the brain is when thinking about confusion. (As mentioned above)

It’s like a wasteful idling of a car.

In such a case, mindfulness is recommended.

How to get rid of tiredness recommended for HSP⑥ Try changing the location

yellow Volkswagen van on road

HSPs are sensitive and tend to like new things.

For example, going to a city by the sea, climbing mountains, overseas travel, etc. that you do not usually go to is a good stimulus for HSP.

It may reduce the stress and tiredness you have.

Why don’t you go out after work or a busy time?

How to get rid of tiredness recommended for HSP⑦ Reading]

white cup with saucer near bok

Since reading concentrates on sentences, it suppresses other thoughts from coming to mind, so at the same time, it is two birds with one stone in terms of knowledge and body.

The trick is to look at the table of contents and if there is a chapter you want to read, check it first.

Normally, you should read carefully from the first page, but it is fun to read while being patient even though there is something you want to see, but it is less stressful to see what you want to read.

How to get rid of fatigue recommended for HSP⑧ Elimination of eye strain

blue eye photo

The eye is an organ that is directly linked to fatigue of the brain, so called the “exposed brain”.

That’s why, after overworking your eyes with desk work, tiredness will come to your brain.

If you feel tired, try massaging the area around your eyes in a circular motion. And if you put a steamed towel on your eyelids and take a posture to relax without thinking for a while, it will recover from fatigue.

How to get rid of tiredness recommended for HSP⑨ Let’s become selfish

man on grass field looking at sky

Selfishness is “a way of thinking that emphasizes one’s own interests, and neglects and ignores the interests of others.”

As you can see from HSP, this is a way of thinking that is contrary to your personality.

HSP is not selfish and does not hesitate to sacrifice for others. You always think about the feelings of the other person and try to act comfortably, so you get swayed and stressed by the other person.

It’s a little selfish, but for HSP it’s about showing a selfish side in life.

You may be able to spend ordinary days.

How to get rid of tiredness recommended for HSP⑩ Discard “brain garbage”

silver and black round ornament

The “garbage in the brain” here refers to Aminoroid B.

Aminoroid B is a waste product produced when the brain is activated.

It is a substance like burning residue that comes out when you are studying or when you have a problem, and it is said that if it accumulates too much, you will have dementia or the nerve cells in your brain will decrease and your memory will deteriorate.

So how can this aminoroid B be decomposed?

Refrain from eating too much sweets

Insulin that comes out when you eat sweets is broken down by insulin-degrading enzymes from the pancreas.

Insulin-degrading enzyme is also effective in decomposing aminoroid B, but if you eat too much sweet food, it will be used by that person and will not be used in decomposing aminoroid B.

Drink coffee

The bitter component of coffee “Phenylindane” prevents aminoloid B from accumulating in the brain.

Also, it is said that if you drink more than 90 minutes after waking up in the morning, your memory will improve by 30%, so be careful about the timing.

You can improve your day’s performance.

How to get rid of tiredness recommended for HSP⑪ Stop using smartphone before going to bed and bathe in the morning sun

black table lamp on nightstand

Stop messing around with your smartphone one hour before bedtime. The light from the display interferes with good sleep and makes it difficult to maintain the brain during sleeping.

Also, if you wake up in the morning and bathe in the morning sun, melatonin will be secreted after about 15 hours and your sleep rhythm will be adjusted.

How to get rid of tiredness recommended for HSP⑫ Write down your feelings in a notebook

person writing on white paper

HSP can be vaguely depressed and protracted when you are a little depressed.

When you write “why you are depressed” or “what you wanted to do”, you will be able to express feelings and switch moods.

Specifically, you can write down why you feel tired on the left side of the notebook on both sides, and write the solution on the right side.

How to get rid of tiredness recommended for HSP⑬ Take supplements

brown and yellow medication tablets

HSP (Highly Sensitive Person) often feels some kind of stress every day due to its delicacy, and it may accumulate and become worse without knowing the correct care method.

There are ways to take care of your mental health, such as by changing your mood on a regular basis, but what you should be careful about is the food and beverages you take into your body every day.

If you are busy and have difficulty paying attention to food, you can take supplements.

Supplements that are effective for HSP fatigue

  • DHA
  • Vitamin C
  • GABA

How to get rid of tiredness recommended for HSP⑭ Meditation

woman in brown shirt fronting trees

Breathing meditation

Sit in a chair and focus on breathing.

You will feel a little cool when you inhale and warm when you exhale.

Please also concentrate on the swelling and shrinking of the abdomen as an action.

Walking meditation

Feel the sensation while walking. Focus on the feeling and impact of the soles of your feet when walking and the feeling of the wind on your skin.

Eating meditation

Observe as if you were looking at food that you have never seen before.

Feel the sensation while eating.

(Sensation of chopsticks, throat … etc) is also said to have a dieting effect.

How to get rid of tiredness recommended for HSP⑮ Easy exercise

woman in black sports bra and black leggings sitting on green grass field during daytime

Exercise that is not too intense improves blood circulation in the body and makes the body and mind healthy.

Easy exercises such as walking, kintore, and yoga are said to be effective, so start with something that suits you.

It is said that the best time frame is between 15:00 and 16:00 when the sympathetic nerve is most active.

How to get rid of tiredness recommended for HSP⑯ Acupoint pressing massage

persons feet on blue towel

The parasympathetic nerves that work when the body is relaxed work predominantly by performing acupoint pressing massage, and the autonomic nerves are adjusted.

It is especially useful to remember that the acupoints that regulate the autonomic nerves are concentrated on the back of the neck and at the base of the head.

Also, it is said that just warming the back of the neck has a relaxing effect.

How to get rid of tiredness recommended for HSP ⑰ Soak up the sun in the morning

Being exposed to the sun as the first action in the morning is an effective action to prepare the autonomic nerves.

The effect will appear even in about 5 minutes.

Serotonin is a necessary element for maintaining mental health, but it is said that when it is insufficient, anxiety becomes stronger and depression occurs, and this serotonin is activated in the brain by exposure to the sun.

In addition, the sunlight turns on the sympathetic nerve switch to awaken the body and eliminate drowsiness.

How to get rid of tiredness recommended for HSP ⑱ Try to spend time alone

man sitting on rock surrounded by water

The HSP environment you are spending is not only the stimulus that you notice, but also the stimulus that you feel unconsciously.

If you live in such an environment, the amount of stimulus you can tolerate may be exceeded as if you were adding water to the cup and it would overflow.

As a solution, it is effective to spend time alone at home rather than going to play somewhere because you want to be refreshed.

How to get rid of tiredness recommended for HSP ⑲ Try to organize human relationships

person using smartphone

People can be a big stimulus for HSP.

So, if I think I’m a little tired, I recommend “organizing relationships”.

It is very important to erase the contacts that you haven’t contacted for several years from your smartphone and think again about who will benefit you. (It’s hard to say because it looks like you’re looking at things from your eyes …)

How to get rid of tiredness recommended for HSP ⑳ Start lessons

black and gray film camera near printed photos

Some people with HSP temperament are active as professionals in the fields of art by taking advantage of their characteristics.

Among them, I have the impression that there are many HSPs who spend their leisure time with cameras as a hobby.

Lessons I would like to recommend for HSP

  • Camera shooting
  • Writing
  • Instrument
  • Illustrator

How to get rid of tiredness recommended for HSP㉑ Go to Head Spa

person holding woman nose

HSP is always thinking about something in the head, and you keep your head strong to catch it deeply.

This is almost unconscious, but it is said that the scalp tends to be stiff for those who think.

Head spa is a place where you can knead and refresh them.

Frequent treatments can be difficult both financially and temporally, but occasionally you will feel a surprisingly soothing sensation.

How to get rid of tiredness recommended for HSP㉒ Describe what you are aiming for

person in red jacket walking on green grass field during daytime

When HSP is in a state of vague trouble, writing and visualizing those feelings on paper is an effective remedy recommended by many counselors.

It is effective even when HSP is tired, and it is easy to get caught up in negative emotions, so it is said that writing out your ideal self “I want to be like this in the future” on paper or a personal computer will generate positive emotions. As a rule of thumb, it is said that your emotions will change if you continue for 2 to 3 days.

How to get rid of tiredness recommended for HSP㉓ Stop caffeine intake

person making latte art

Many people start their day with a cup of coffee before they realize they are HSP.

However, it can be said that taking too much caffeine does not work for HSP.

This is because the body reacts excessively to caffeine, which in turn makes the body tired.

As a general symptom, it seems that the heart is fluttering, the feeling of irritation, and the feeling of something stuck in the chest.

I was taking caffeine without knowing it, but every time I was awake, my chest was throbbing and I couldn’t concentrate on my work.

How to get rid of tiredness recommended for HSP ㉔ Keep your heart in the present

person showing right hand

HSP travels to various memories of past, present and future in one day.

And I tend to be depressed thinking about the unpleasant things that happened in the past, the tragedy of the future that I don’t know if it will happen, or that I’m trapped in the sad past.

But the most important thing for you is now.

You can’t change what was in the past, and you can change the future, but it’s difficult to control by yourself.

If you think, “Today, my heart goes back and forth between various places,” let’s concentrate on your current self and handle what you should do one by one.

How to get rid of tiredness recommended for HSP㉕ Do what you want to do

white letters on brown wooden table

HSP has a strong tendency to think about things on the axis of others, and often reads the air and keeps your opinions in your heart.

By doing so, you want to improve the sense of distance and the way you interact with others, but it is stressful to not express your thoughts and not say them.

Sometimes try to show what you like, what you want to say, and what you want to convey.

It will be painful if you just keep it all the time.

How to get rid of tiredness recommended for HSP㉖ Touch nature

worms eye view of forest during day time

Due to high sensitivity, HSP can help reduce fatigue by just walking where you are going for the first time or by lying down in the park and spending time slowly.

Nowadays, vandwelling and solo camps are popular on Youtube, spending in such a way is effective because you can put yourself in a place away from the stimulus of daily hustle and bustle.

There should be several parks in the neighborhood in every area, so it’s easy to do it.

How to get rid of tiredness recommended for HSP㉗ Try to cry as much as you can

woman's face

Normally, you feel that shedding tears is not so good, such as being sad, and there are many cases where HSP is often overwhelmed by giving priority to others so as not to bother others.

The act of shedding tears itself has a calming and relaxing effect because the nerve called the parasympathetic nerve, which works predominantly when relaxing, will work.

Also, it is more effective to have an image that the stress that you had in your heart comes out from your tears when you are crying.

How to get rid of tiredness recommended for HSP㉘ Stay away from your smartphone

silver Android smartphone

It goes without saying that smartphones are indispensable in modern life, but when HSPs take a rest, they sometimes get in the way.

When HSP feels tired, you are generally overstimulated, and it is often a sign that you do not accept any further stimuli.

In such a case, if you keep a lot of information in your head from your smartphone, or if an acquaintance contacts you and you reply, your brain will not rest and your rest time will be insufficient.

It’s okay for a short time that when you rest your body, put your phone in a far distance or turn off the power.

How to get rid of tiredness recommended for HSP㉙ Take a bath

white ceramic bathtub

For busy modern people, the number of people who only need a shower is increasing.

However, originally Japan has many hot springs and has been loved by many people.

When soaked in hot water of about 38-40 degrees Celsius, the parasympathetic nerves work predominantly, so you can relax both physically and mentally.

Even if your house does not have a bathtub, it is still recommended because the number of facilities such as super hot springs is increasing depending on the area.

How to get rid of tiredness recommended for HSP㉚ Realize that you are loved

brown wooden panel with white heart

HSP can be a big stimulus for people and can also be stressful, but on the contrary, in situations where people need you or you are helpful for others, self-affirmation will increase and performance will improve.

This can be parents, family, lovers, pets, but when you find out that you need it, HSP can be filled with euphoria and feel worth living.

HSP requires time to be alone to get away from the stimulus, but I feel that this is temporary and it does not mean that it is okay to be alone in the future.

* Of course, there are people who have chosen such a life for many years because it is easier for them to be alone, and we do not deny such a way of life.

How to get rid of tiredness recommended for HSP㉛ Go to the sea or take a forest bath

blue ocean water during daytime

For modern people who are usually busy, living in contact with nature is becoming a life far from reality.

In fact, it may be difficult to do on weekdays, but on weekends or holidays, just looking at the sea or taking a forest bath away from the hustle and bustle of the city can be an effective refreshing effect for sensitive HSPs. ..

The sound from nature has a unique rhythm of 1 / f fluctuation, which is similar to the sound of the heart, and high-frequency sound (white noise) activates the brain and calms the mind.

How to get rid of tiredness recommended for HSP㉜ Organize human relationships

people holding shoulders sitting on wall

When people live for a long time, they meet many people, and if they notice, many contacts are registered in the phone book of their smartphones.

But aren’t only a few people actually in contact with you?

When exchanging contact information with many people, the relationship becomes wider and shallower, and when you want to take a day off, you may not be able to take a rest because you will be contacted for a drinking party for the first time in several months and it will be used to match the number of people. ..

Organize the relationships you need to associate with and deepen your relationships with those who really benefit you.

How to get rid of tiredness recommended for HSP㉝ Refrain from taking spicy foods and stimulants

stainless steel bowls

HSPs are said to be stressful and vulnerable to irritation, and the same is true for food.

For example, many people say that HSP, who likes spicy foods and eats them, always has diarrhea several hours after eating. As water is drained from the body, the feeling of fatigue becomes stronger.

Many HSPs suffer from “irritable bowel syndrome”, such as gastrointestinal pain and running into the bathroom while commuting, so be careful about your diet, such as curry or oversprinkling shichimi.

How to get rid of tiredness recommended for HSP㉞ Stay away from noisy places

people standing on stage with lights

HSP has high antenna sensitivity, and you inevitably pick up stimuli unknowingly.

For example, even if you go to a quiet place such as a cafe, you may not be able to relax too much due to the voices of the surroundings and BGM, and karaoke is unexpectedly misunderstood as a stress release for HSP.

It’s not uncommon for you to get tired after going to karaoke because you’re actually in the roaring sound just by making a loud voice and releasing stress.

How to get rid of tiredness recommended for HSP㉟ Eliminate anxiety and worries

man in blue crew neck shirt covering his face

If you have any worries or anxieties when you want to take a rest, it will be difficult to rest.

Solve problems that you can solve before you take a break, and try to practice so that you don’t think you can’t help yourself.

To take a rest, you need to create an environment and a situation.

How to get rid of tiredness recommended for HSP㊱ Half-body bath

white ceramic bathtub near green potted plant

I think that many HSPs have already practiced, but bathing is effective for recovery from fatigue.

By taking a half-body bath that warms the body slowly and promotes high-quality sweating, the blood circulation of the body improves and the sweat gland function that helps excrete waste products and toxins can be trained.

Also, by continuing, you can expect a detox effect that keeps your body healthy throughout the year.

How to get rid of tiredness recommended for HSP㊲ Close your eyes for 60 seconds

woman at the flower garden during day

The eye is an important part that is called the “exposed brain.”

I think that most people close their eyes on a day when they blink or sleep.

In short, in human life, we are always looking at something, so it is natural to feel tired.

Even if you consciously close your eyes for 60 seconds when you get sick, you can expect a fatigue reduction effect, so please try it.

It may be easier to do it by putting a towel on your eyes.

How to get rid of tiredness recommended for HSP㊳ Take a nap

white cat sleeps under white comforter

HSP tends to feel brain tiredness due to stimulation, and sleep is the best medicine to recover from that brain fatigue.

If you sleep too much during the day, you will not be able to sleep at night and will carry over fatigue the next day, but it is said that if you spend about 20 minutes as a nap, your performance will improve.

Set a timer to take a nap.

How to get rid of tiredness recommended for HSP㊴ Avoid drinking caffeine and energy drinks

woman in white shirt holding bottle and drinking glass

Caffeine and energy drinks can awaken the brain and improve performance, but because it is a method similar to doping, it does not eliminate fundamental fatigue.

If you overdose, you will feel more insomnia and fatigue, so please refrain from taking it.

How to get rid of tiredness recommended for HSP ㊵ Avoid eating too much sweet food

orange and red plastic pack

When fatigue actually builds up, some people try to “eat sweets” to recover, and it is effective if it is a small amount, but once you start eating, you will not stop and eat a lot of cakes and bread. If you do so, your blood sugar level will rise sharply, so I don’t recommend it.

It is generally said that when the blood sugar level rises, a virtuous cycle that increases discomfort and irritation occurs, so caution is required.

If you want to recover from fatigue, put up with a small amount of candy.

How to get rid of tiredness that I would like to recommend for HSP

How about getting rid of the tiredness you want to recommend for HSP?

Keeping doing all of the things listed here can be stuffy for you, so I hope you’ll be able to do some of the things that suit you as a routine.

It doesn’t mean that you have to do everything.

Keep in mind the “freedom” of what you can choose for.