Being an empath is not always easy because you pick up the emotions of everyone around you. This can change your mood and leave you feeling exhausted and emotional. If you are an empath, then you will have feelings that are strong even if you watch things that are sad or violent. The energies that you pick up around you is what makes you an empath. There is nothing bad about being an empath and this is a good gift but sometimes it makes people have mental health issues.
What is an Empath?
An empath is someone that picks up the moods and feelings of other people. Empathy is one way that you can connect and understand people. Being an empath means that you have strong intuition, and you probably care about others and might even be a healer. This can bring you joy and excitement and help you to feel good. The problem is that when you pick up these feelings it can make you feel sad when they are sad or angry when they are angry. This can cause depression down the line.
Here are some things that you can do to help you if you are an empath:
- Know the Feelings
Being sensitive to the people around you makes it hard sometimes to know if the feelings are yours or if they are someone else’s. When you are having a good day and someone angry comes by you and you start to feel angry, figure out where the feelings came from and identify them as your own or as someone else’s.
When you feel that you are picking up the emotions and feelings of others, the best thing that you can do is to ground yourself. Focus on something around you and breathe deeply. Then imagine a white light surrounding you. This light can keep you strong and grounded.
Be mindful of your feelings and if you feel strong emotions, meditate, and become more positive quickly.
- Be Aware
It is important that you are aware of your feelings and that you allow your own feelings to come to you without judging them. Whatever you feel, allow yourself to feel them and this includes being negative, feeling your moods and facing things that trigger you.
You can then learn to know if you are picking up the feelings of others or if they are your own.
- Imagine a Glass Wall
You can imagine a glass wall around you, and this can help you to keep your energy separate from other peoples energies. The glass allows you to know what someone else is feeling but it stops the feelings from getting to you.
You can see the feelings, but you won’t be able to pick them up and you will notice the energy, but it won’t affect your mood.
- Be Curious About Others
Take time to understand people around you and to be curious about what they are feeling. Find out what someone is feeling and why they are upset or in a bad mood. You can ask questions and get an understanding of what the person is feeling. Once you know, work them through the problems and help them to feel better.
- Set Boundaries
It is important that you have boundaries if you are an empath. People will come to you, and they will put their emotions on you because they need your help. Sometimes there are people that will put their emotions on you, and this can drain you.
If this is happening, you need to see that your mood isn’t affected by this and learn to raise your own energies. Limit the amount of time that you spend with people that are negative.
- Let the Emotions Go
When an empath picks up emotions, they are sometimes sensitive to feelings. They will pick up these feelings and will sometimes become tired or overwhelmed.
Instead of letting the emotions get you down, imagine that the emotions are floating away and let them go. You can imagine them floating down a river or flying away into the sky.
Empathy is a gift that can help you to understand and to be able to connect with people. But the thing is, this can cause negative emotions to come to you and can cause you to absorb this energy. Try some of the things above and see if this helps you to stay strong and to keep your energies positive.