2020 has given us one unfortunate incident after the other, which means that there has never been a better time to give importance to self-care. We constantly hear the news of bushfires, deaths, and discrimination, and not to forget a global pandemic and financial crisis – all of the things that can overwhelm us. But it could be worse for energy-sensitive empaths.
These are the people who feel the energy of the crowd, the room, and their peers and because of the stressful things happening now, they may have learned that taking care of themselves should be the top priority. Self-care has been the hype in recent months but how do you go about it, exactly?
Create Energy Instead of Absorbing
Empaths have the tendency to absorb the energy around them, including the bad vibes. It is impossible not to be surrounded by negative people, which is why it is important not to anchor your feelings on others.
It is easier said than done, that’s for sure, especially during this terrifying time. Instead of focusing on other things out of your control, pay attention to what will bring you positivity. Although it is bad for you to shun away your emotions, you simply need to remind yourself that you don’t need to mirror other people’s feelings.
Balance News Consumption
Those who are sensitive to the energies around them should be very wary when dealing with news, specifically nowadays because of the never-ending barrage of negative stories. Although being informed is crucial, it is also important to know that you need to be mindful of accepting facts.
One way to address this is to maintain balance in the type of news you consume. Whenever you encounter stories of despair or loss, make an effort to find an article about hope or random acts of kindness.
Know When You Need to Rest
Some signs that your energy is all over the place are feeling anxious, having a hard time focusing, or racing thoughts. Take these things seriously because these are clear signals that you need to take a rest from all the blur.
Empaths are naturally wired to be attentive to their surroundings and they could pick up a lot of unnecessary things that could make them feel overwhelmed. As such, practice low-simulation activities alone or with others.
Learn to Focus
Empaths tend to focus on so many things, even those that are draining, unhealthy, and unproductive. Sometimes, the best way to address this is to simply take our minds elsewhere, which means you don’t really need to fight your mind.
Instead of giving too much time and attention on a stressful matter, you can slowly try to shift your focus on something else that you’re happy or excited about, like a passion project.