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When it comes to being an empath, things are not always what they seem. Sure, you can help others in big ways, but you can also end up holding yourself back in the process.

All empaths need to be aware of their gifts and how their gifts can affect them. Anything that is overused can become a ‘bad thing’ and as time moves forth keeping that in mind is crucial. Empaths are some of the most giving people in the world. They might get upset and stressed just like everyone else, but they do their best to continue with their work through it all. 

Below you will find a list of things all empaths need to be aware of when it comes to functioning properly in this world surrounded by so many energy zappers. Not everyone within your inner circle deserves your time and effort. Do not let the world force you to do things you do not want to do.

7 Important Things For All Empaths To Know:

1. You have got to trust yourself.

As an empath, if you never trust yourself, you’re going to find yourself in some pretty messed up situations. Sometimes you’re going to feel upset with someone or even angry with a person in your life, and you need to be willing to feel those things. Just because you can resonate with them doesn’t mean that they should get a free pass to treat you badly.

2. Not everyone has good intentions.

Sometimes we find ourselves much closer than we should be with those who are not interested in being around us for the right reasons. Some people just want to use us and benefit from us however they can. Do not fall victim to the narcissist or any other forms of toxic people.

3. You’re not always going to empathize with every single person you find, and that’s okay.

Sometimes there will be instances where you even as an empath are unable to resonate and empathize with a specific person. This might leave you feeling inadequate and unsure of your gift, but it shouldn’t. We’re all going to come across people like this from time to time. Don’t push yourself too hard.

4. Without boundaries, you will not get far at all and end up miserable.

Boundaries are crucial when it comes to the life of an empath. Without boundaries, people will come into your life and walk all over you. They will go out of their way to drain your energies and leave you feeling like complete shit.

5. You will always feel misunderstood, but there are people who try to understand you.

While it might not seem like it, you are not alone. There are other empaths out there in this world, and there are also people who care enough about you to try and understand you as best they can. Sure, they might make mistakes and struggle at times, but they are trying.

6. You don’t have to help everyone, and you honestly can’t save them all.

While you will want to help everyone and want to make differences for all who come in contact with you, that’s just not realistic. There will be people you have to say ‘no’ to, and there are people who will not be worth your time. Again, do not push yourself to extremes.

7. There is nothing wrong with you.

You are a great person who does all he/she can for those around them. You are strong, helpful, and kind. There is nothing wrong with you and this gift is something you can learn to use more properly as time passes, embrace it.