Being an empath means being highly sensitive to the energies around you. People, places, objects, events and environments all have a profound effect on how you feel.
Being open to so much information all the time can easily send you on an emotional rollercoaster. Not in the least because very few people truly understand how deeply affected you can be.
Commuting to work used to be my hellfire. Being on the underground in the press of morning rush hour made me feel claustrophobic, and on the rare occasion I wasn’t shielded by my big headphones, reading a book or playing games on my phone, I was talking myself down from a panic attack.
But if the sunlight happened to reflect in a particular way off of the tall buildings surrounding the station as I got out, I could easily be captivated and stop to admire it, being transported away from the stress and anxiety for a moment.
Until the bag of someone who was running late would clip me and their irritation would wash over me. My brow set in a scowl I’d get to work, yank on my uniform and furiously chew gum until I got up to my floor where I put on that final porcelain mask and gritted my teeth, ready to start my shift.
Back then I didn’t know how to protect myself from all the impulses and information the world was throwing at me. And that’s one of the most important things you need to learn if you want to live a life where you aren’t constantly overwhelmed and exhausted.
Here I’ve listed 14 things you can easily incorporate into your daily routine and use whenever you need to feel more secure in yourself.Continue Reading