8 Things That Will Prevent An Empath From Becoming Overwhelmed by Negative Emotions

By September 12, 2017 Empathy, Psychology

Empaths are very important and do a lot of good in this world. Sadly though, sometimes the negativity that they come in contact with is just too much for them.

For those who may not know, an empath is a person who is sensitive to the emotions of others in an extreme manner. These people are able to literally feel the emotions of others and absorb it. This is great when you’re around positive people, but when you’re around negative people, it can be quite a challenge. If you think you may be an empath but aren’t sure check out the video below.

If you are an empath, then you know all too well how frustrating it can be to absorb all these negative emotions. If you want to help prevent their emotions from taking an emotional toll on you and your mental health, the list below will benefit you. If you can keep these emotions from hitting you in the chest you will feel much better.

8 Things That Will Help Empaths Prevent Being Overwhelmed by Negative Emotions:

1. Say ‘no’ sometimes, it is okay.

There is nothing wrong with saying no. If you want to keep helping other people, then you will need to be able to help yourself as well. While it would require some courage it is something you will have to do.

2. Be true to yourself.

Don’t allow yourself to get caught up in a toxic environment. Don’t try to be someone you aren’t and always do what makes you happy. There is nothing more important than being your authentic self.

3. Avoid toxic people.

Don’t allow toxic people in your life. If someone is constantly taking advantage of you, then it is time for you to boot them out of your life. You don’t owe anyone a place in your life.

4. Spend some time alone.

Put yourself before the other people in your life. If you put everyone but yourself first you will become emotionally exhausted quickly. Be aware of your needs and enjoy spending time alone to recharge.

5. Stop people pleasing.

People pleasing is not helping you, it is only turning you into a doormat. You do not need to wait on someone hand and foot just because they are down in the dumps. Be there for them but don’t let them walk all over you.

6. Try to turn the negative into a positive.

Accept everything that surrounds you and remember that things will always get better. In the ways that you make others feel better, you must also make yourself feel better. There is nothing wrong with being there for yourself.

7. Connect with nature.

Getting out in nature and letting it transform these overwhelming negative emotions into positive ones. Spend time barefoot in the dirt. You don’t have to do much just go for a hike or sit under a tree and read a book.

8. Spend time relaxing.

Find something that makes you feel relaxed and do it. I, for one, like to take salt baths. These draw the negative energies out and make me feel so much better. You can use whatever kind of salt you’d like but I use Himalayan and Epsom.

(Featured Image Credit: Myrna Wacknov)

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