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 remembers 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.
Salt or aromatherapy baths swim in the ocean, walks or sitting in nature, hug a tree, whatever you find relaxing and mind de-stressing make a point of doing regularly.
Written By Rick Krab