Being an empath is both a blessing and a curse. These extraordinary people are blessed with the gift to read people’s mind and to feel more deeply and intensely than others. This enables them to easily sense how someone feels and to spot lies and dishonesty. In this way, they protect themselves from being manipulated by hypocrites, liars, and all sorts of phony people, but unfortunately, all this comes with a price.
Due to their ability to feel and absorb other people’s feelings and energy, empaths can often feel mentally, emotionally, and physically drained.
Not many people are aware that they’re transferring both their positive and negative vibes to others. And in the case of empaths, they internalize every feeling and thought, good or bad.
To illustrate this better, imagine an empath standing in a room full of people. The chances that there is someone who feels down are high and the chances that the empath will feel and take on the same feelings are just as high.
Everyone has good and bad thoughts and emotions. Usually, we process those emotions and let go of them during the day. Yet, when we fail to do so, we experience mind hyperactivity during the night. I’m sure you’re familiar with those awful nights when you just can’t fall asleep no matter how tired you feel.
Or even when you manage to fall asleep, you often wake up during the night and you’re unable to get a good night’s sleep because your mind is constantly trying to process what happened during the day that it’s still lingering and needs to be dealt with.
This state can be quite exhausting, especially if you don’t know how to handle it. As a result, you end up feeling emotionally and physically fatigued, and you need to spend some time alone to recharge your batteries and refresh.
Emotions and thoughts caused by past experiences can make us feel uneasy, anxious, and afraid, and they can even trigger a panic attack. These feelings make our brain think as if we’re under threat, so the brain activates in order to help us by sending signals for hormone production. This results in an increase in the energy levels.
If we’re going through some phase of stress and anxiety, this only increases the levels of hormone the adrenal glands release and makes everything worse.
The problem occurs when these adrenal glands are over – stimulated. When this happens, the energy levels are highly increased and we have problems with our sleep since we feel hyperactive. This can be quite harmful to the glands and cause them to eventually burn out.
In addition, the excessive production of hormones causes our system to experience fatigue, and in an attempt to solve this, we consume processed food that contains high levels of sugar and salt. However, although this type of food gives us energy instantly, it leaves us feeling hungry a short time afterward. And that’s how we enter a vicious cycle: the more we eat, the less energy we have, and the hungrier we get.
But, why do we crave junk food when our energy levels are low? It turns out that our body knows exactly what we need. But, the real problem is the type of food we consume.
The thing is, processed foods do not provide us with the sufficient energy and nutrients our body needs. Instead of them, we need to consume natural sugars and salts as these give us a lot of energy and keep the adrenal glands in order as well.
Besides refined sugars and salts, we also tend to drink coffee when we feel stressed out and less energetic. The problem with coffee is that it can make the whole situation worse by irritating the adrenal glands. This leads to an imbalance in the energy levels throughout the day.
So, instead of feeling better, we can end up feeling more exhausted and unready to face stressful situations.
All of these problems can be solved with a positive attitude, active lifestyle, and a well-balanced, healthy diet.
Sleep is another important factor here because when we sleep, our body effectively manages the release of hormones. That’s why we feel refreshed and energized in the morning.
Restoring the hormonal balance in the body can take time, but that’s something we all can do. You should know that some improvements can be immediately noticed. Very soon, you’ll begin to feel more energized and positive. The quality of your sleep will improve and you’ll be more productive during the day.
Meditation, too, can help you feel balanced and improve the work of the adrenal glands because it helps you stay calm and relaxed.
Other activities that can also be beneficial are spending time with your loved ones and doing the things you enjoy doing, such as watching a favorite movie, listening to music, riding a bicycle, or walking in nature. When you are happy and content, your whole body is happy as well, and everything in it is balanced, including the adrenal glands.
However, bear in mind that overdoing any of these can cause stress and make the situation worse than it was. So, make sure you maintain balance in everything you do.