How to stop absorbing the emotions and energy of people around you – a simple 5-step exercise can help you protect yourself!
Do you absorb other people’s emotions? Do someone’s feelings easily “stick” to your soul and you experience every situation as if it were your own? This is a characteristic of empaths, people who empathize with others easily and quickly. Empathy is a wonderful trait, but it is important that we know how to regulate and control it in order to protect ourselves from negative influences.
When you give too much energy to people, especially the wrong ones, you become the perfect sponge for absorbing other emotions. However, you must also take care of yourself and protect your soul and energy.
Here’s how to stop absorbing other people’s energy and emotions – try the following 5-step exercise:
1. The moment you notice a strong emotion, try to understand how you feel.
Labeling your emotions helps you put your mind into a state of pause, which can cause you to step away from the emotional experience for a bit.
2. Ask yourself if the emotions you are feeling are yours, someone else’s, or a combination of different emotions.
Sometimes it can be hard to understand. A simple exercise that can help you in this regard: imagine that the person in front of you is complete, optimistic and his soul is full of positive energy, then focus on yourself, on your own experience – become aware if you still feel the same.
3. Focus on compassion
The moment you realize that these emotions are not yours, instead of letting your emotions overwhelm you, you can do something to help the person who is suffering and needs a helping hand.
4. Breathe deeply and think about where in your body is the most peaceful (more neutral to what is happening).
Turn your attention to that place. It can be a hand, a leg or even a finger. Bring your full attention to that place and allow it to be a central force to help you calm down as you process and release any pent-up feelings. Sometimes when you feel overwhelmed, a quiet place in your body can be a good resource to help you regain your strength and calm down.
5. Return the emotions to the person you took them from
Try saying to yourself, “Let go of this emotional pain that is not mine.” Use visualization to fully release the emotions you have taken on.
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