People, in general, should have a way to recharge themselves. This should be a daily habit to maintain their emotional health. Each of us is getting drained daily, more or less.
So in order to manage this, we need to refresh our emotional self from time to time, just like taking a shower. That’s something we recommend for everyone.
However, if you are an empath, than knowing at least one way to recharge daily is a MUST for your emotional health!
If you are an unaware empath than wake up! You are a sponge for emotions and this needs proper maintenance.
If other people get emotionally dirty every day, you go through the mud. A proper emotional hygiene is something nonnegotiable for you!
3 Ways for Emotional Recharging Every Empath Should Know:
1. Disconnect from the people around you from time to time.
Whether they be your family or friends, it’s important that you disconnect from people whenever you feel emotionally drained.
Take a day off, don’t go out with anyone, lie in your bad and watch your favorite TV show. Do what pleases YOU and don’t worry about anything or anyone.
Just spend time in your own world without anyone to absorb emotions from. Take a rest from feeling. The ones who love you will understand you.
If taking one or two days time off is seriously impossible, than having an hour or 2 a day, all by yourself, can be sufficient to recharge your emotional self.
You can either go to eat by yourself, walk alone, or take a spot in the garden where you can enjoy your presence.
Meditation is an essential mental tool for every empath. It’s how you can get hold of yourself, calm your emotional self and refresh your mind, in just a few minutes.
Most people still see meditation as some mystical ritual that takes a long time of your day, and you need to be skilled as a monk.
But meditation is nothing exceptional, it’s just a way to relax your self, like taking a nap, or falling a sleep, or taking a shower. It should be a part of everyone’s day just like those things are.
There are varying meditative techniques available out there. Select the ones which you feel comfortable with and practice them whenever you feel a need to.
Taking deep breaths and counting as you inhale and exhale for 5 minutes is a powerful technique that can give you a quick fix when you need it.
3. Set strong boundaries and retreat inside them without a question whenever you feel drained.
As an empath who looks for ways to stay afloat on the emotional ocean, it’s more than necessary for you to set your boundaries straight. They are the boat that keeps you afloat.
And don’t be shy about them. Be open to the people around you about your boundaries. Tell them where the line is when they are coming close to it.
If someone crosses the line do not shy from being sharp as a knife. Stop their behavior by telling them, or retreat from the interaction. And you don’t have to explain yourself if it’s not necessary.
Tell them when you need space and request them not to cross the line the next time. Make them understand that when you deny yourself of the needed self-care, it’s harmful to you.
If they love you they’ll understand. If they don’t love you than that’s the right place for them, outside of your boundaries.
You are an empath. Accept it, own it, love it, and don’t forget to have a proper emotional hygiene.