Has anyone ever told you that you are too sensitive or too emotional? Do you feel drained when you spend time around certain people? Can you tell when people aren’t telling you the whole truth?
Then you may be an Empath.
- Have I been labeled as “too emotional” or overly sensitive?
- If a friend is distraught, do I start feeling it too?
- Are my feelings easily hurt?
- Am I emotionally drained by crowds, require time alone to revive?
- Do my nerves get frayed by noise, smells, or excessive talk?
- Do I prefer taking my own car places so that I can leave when I please?
- Do I overeat to cope with emotional stress?
- Am I afraid of becoming engulfed by intimate relationships?
The term empath comes from empathy, which is the ability to understand the experiences and feelings of others outside of your own perspective. Empaths often find frequent close contact difficult, which can make romantic relationships challenging. Empaths tend to be able to pick up on subtle cues that provide insight on the thoughts of others. An empath’s intuition often tells them whether someone is being truthful or not.
How to Manage Your Empathy Without Getting Drained
Set Healthy Boundaries
Being naturally caring and concerned for others, empaths have a hard time saying “no.”
Because empaths tend to get caught up in what is going on around them, it is particularly important for them to set aside time to tune in. Practicing mindfulness can help you reconnect to yourself.
Ignore Your Inner Critic
The Critical Inner Voice is like a nasty coach that lives inside our heads, waiting for any opportunity to criticise us. Empaths, being sensitive, are vulnerable to these self-critical thoughts.
While it is easy for empaths to feel compassion for others, it is often difficult for them to feel compassion for themselves. Self-compassion is the simple (yet challenging) practice of treating yourself like a friend.
Spend Time in Nature
Nature has wonderful healing effects for all humans, but particularly for empaths. Because empaths are highly sensitive to the people (as well as noises and environments) around them, time in nature is the optimal way for them to relax and recharge.
Crystals that can help empaths with protecting your energy and dealing with out peoples energies.
1) Black Tourmaline
For empaths who need a highly potent grounding stone, you can’t get better than Black Tourmaline.
2) Rose Quartz
The RQ stone may be a heart chakra stone but thanks to its deft ability at promoting peace, inner harmony, and positive energy, it can keep you soaked in the light of love so that even the darkest moods don’t bring the clouds.
Aside from it’s an effortless connection with higher living and the universe, Amethyst can also soothe all those stress factors. If meditation were a stone, it would certainly be Amethyst. Promoting sweet sleep, easing anxieties, and instantly removing any toxic energy
4) Lapis Lazuli
Being an empath can sometimes mean that we are thrown off our game. Easily susceptible to the whim and opinions of others, it can be tricky to find our own voice among the crowd. Lapis keeps your throat chakra and third eye in check and invites you to stand up in more ways than one without even a note of fear.
Agate is a strong stabilising stone that keeps both feet firmly planted even when the winds of emotion are riding high around you. One of its incredible powers includes being able to throw up a shield against negative energy and rather than just being a block.
Hematite has this intuitive knowledge that teaches us exactly how to tap into our sense of survival. It helps us to compartmentalise people’s energies so that we don’t become burdened and bowed beneath the weight but instead rise up strong and proud.
A stone of inner strength and personal growth, Moonstone makes sure that emotions stay soft and stabilised. For sensitive souls, Moonstone can enhance intuition and bring about good fortune, keeping bad juju at bay and ensuring you stay linked to the light of the divine.
8) Black Obsidian
Not only will it cut out the risks associated with energy vamps and psychic attacks but it also soaks up negative energies that may be present in the environment
9) Smoky Quartz
It’s a stone that invites you to sink right down into your root chakra and let go of that which does not serve you. Not only does it work wonders when it comes to bringing clarity and vision to those who wear it, but it also helps to cleanse the environment.
Lepidolite is one of the most balancing and calming stones you would wish for. Full of feel-good vibes, this stone is known as the peace stone and a stone of gentle transition. Whenever you feel the weight of overwhelm, Lepidolite can lend a hand to get you back on track.