Empaths are highly sensitive individuals who have a great ability to feel people’s struggle or joy and pick up on their energies. It is not something that they asked for, it is a gift that has been given to them. A gift that makes them one of the most unique individuals on Earth. However, this ability to see through people’s masks and intentions is also their biggest curse.
Living life as an empath may be rewarding, but it is too damn exhausting. Both physically and emotionally. It’s feeling completely drained after spending an hour with your friends. It’s desperately needing some time alone after being social for days. It’s coping with severe anxiety and panic attacks when you least expect them. It’s isolating from the world and being silent for as much time as you need…
I know how it feels… If you, my dear relate to all of this, I suggest you keep on reading…
These are 7 techniques that will help you take care of yourself when life gets too difficult:
1. Ask for support. Don’t be afraid to seek help if you feel like you can’t do anything to help yourself. You do whatever you need to quiet your loud thoughts and get better. Talking to a professional about it sounds like a pretty good idea. It is your health that we’re talking about, right?
2. Make your home pleasant. Create a sacred place where you can be your true self and enjoy your silence. This could be your own room, your art studio, your basement, your entire house. What’s more, it can be also an outdoor place. As long as it brings you peace and helps you heal, you’re good.
3. Share your feelings with people who understand you. Be open about how you feel and let the people who care for you know what you are going through. Talk to them about your feelings. Talk to them about your struggles. Do everything to let them know what being an empath feels like. Don’t be afraid of what others would think of you. The right ones will always accept you for who you are.
4. Cut the cords with people who drain the life out of you. This is something that you mustn’t overlook. Being around people who exhaust you both mentally and emotionally can affect your overall wellbeing in the worse possible way. Stay away from people who bring out the worst in you, even if they’re family.
5. Close your eyes and just breathe. Every time you feel like your world is crashing down. Every time you feel like you want to run for the hills and never come back. Every time you feel you’ll have another episode of panic attacks. Breathe and reboot. You’ve got this.
6. Be more active, both physically and mentally. Find a hobby that you actually like and let it consume you. It’s your call whether it is hiking, drawing, taking photographs, swimming, learning a new language, writing or painting. Whatever calms your thoughts and relaxes your mind is good for you. Just make sure you spend this time of the day alone.
7.Remind yourself that after the storm, the sun always comes out…