When it comes to visibility, the thing I’ve focused on most over the last few years has been stabilising my energy, building healthy habits and rhythms, and becoming more consistent.
It’s not sexy and it doesn’t yield the kind of vanity metrics that people are so swayed by. But as an HSP, an empath, and someone recovering from PTSD, all of this was absolutely essential to being visible in a way that feels safe.
It’s a much slower approach to visibility but it’s also much more sustainable. It doesn’t lead to overwhelm and burn out. Rather than jumping all over the place, unfocused and ungrounded, as I was in the past, I’m centred and steady.
My adrenals no longer flare up when I’m visible for long stretches of time and I don’t find myself unnecessarily over-complicating things. Rest and recovery is incorporated into my day as a normal thing – not as an an additional task to remember – and at night the quality of my sleep is excellent.
I share this because I want people to know that visibility doesn’t have to look like hustle. Because sometimes the most important visibility work you do may be invisible to other people.
But that doesn’t mean it’s not absolutely essential for you.
When we’re consciously choosing to be visible, our efforts don’t have to be re-traumatising. Instead we can step slowly, use our visibility path as a healing path, do the deeper work that’s needed, build a new approach within ourselves, and then share that with the world.