As empath’s we face overwhelm and fatigue on a regular basis. Most of the time we can recover with basic self-care tools. But this does not always work. When it doesn’t, we find ourselves facing empath overload and shutdown.
Once here, it takes some extra time and activities to allow us to restore our energy and health. In this article I am going to share with you how to know if you are overloaded, and how to fix it.
Let’s get started with better understanding of empath overload.
What is Empath Overload
Empath overload is when you have taken on too much of other people’s emotions and energy. Thus, depleting your system. This includes physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. It makes it difficult to function in your life.
Signs Your Are Experiencing Empath Overload
How to Overcome Empath Overload
Schedule extra downtime
Cancel everything that is not critical to your daily life. Make sure you challenge yourself on what is critical. Every little bit of extra downtime helps you. So be ruthless in only adding to your schedule what must be done.
Extra Self Care
Add in extra healing and self-care practices. Beyond what you normally do. My favorites are journaling to explore what triggered the overload. Review each situation and try to understand it more. Meditation to help ground and center. Reiki to keep your energy system clear.
Remove Other’s Energies
Make sure to clear yourself of other’s energies. It is hard to come out of overload when you are still surrounded by other’s energies. This one can be difficult, even when alone. This is because the stronger an empath you are. And the more connected you are to someone. You can pick up their energy from a distance. This makes protection, that much more important.
Energetic and emotional protection are critical. Learn about tools you can use to protect your own energy. My favorite easy go to is carrying crystals that protect. You can put them in a pocket or wear them as jewelry.
When we are in overload it can be very hard to do our own clearing and protection. If you are struggling, ask for help.
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Do What Nourishes You.
It might be a walk outside in nature, painting, writing or it is watching comedy shows. Look for things that bring you joy. When you are full of your own positive energy, and feel balanced, it is much easier to overcome overload.
How to Avoid Empath Overload
Daily Self Care Routine
Luckily, there are ways to protect yourself once you have recovered. And better yet, they are frequently the same things that get you out. Managing your empath gifts has a lot to do with maintaining a regular spiritual and self-care routine. As you do this, it is harder to get overwhelmed.
Listen to Your Intuition
Besides from that it is important to pay attention to what your intuition is telling you. It is trying to keep you safe and clear. If you get the sense, you should not go to a work party – then don’t! If you feel like you should do drive a different way to the gym, then do it! Sometimes it does not make sense but following it will help keep you balanced.
Watch for Toxic Energy
Pay attention to the energy of the people and spaces you are around. If you walk into a store and it feels bad. Then walk out. If your boss is having a bad day, try and stay away as much as you can. Every time you put yourself into a situation that is toxic, you will pick up stuff and have problems getting back to your base line.
Make sure you are protecting your energy. Protection ensures you are not picking up other people’s stuff. Find the right tools for you and use them daily.
Learning to manage your empath energy is one of the best things you can do for yourself. Once you master this, you can begin to elevate and use your gifts. Or at a minimum find more joy and happiness in your life!
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