You’re kinda’ an empath.
Right now, you might be asking yourself what that really means. Our world characterizes sensitive and intuitive people as empaths all of the time, but it’s not too common that we all really know what being an empath actually means.
Emotional empathy basically means that you’re connecting to the feelings of others. And you are able to grasp an understanding of what another is going through. It’s almost as if you can feel what another is feeling as if the emotion, thought, or situation is one of your own. With that definition of this emotional trait, we can easily figure out what it means to be an empath.
Empaths are individuals that are highly sensitive and connected. They are more connected to feelings and intuition over intellectual ideas and logic. They happen to be great listeners. Empaths are also attuned to the inter-connectedness of the Universe, and they are made up of a whole lot of heart. The biggest thing you might notice with an empath is that they just can relate, even if they haven’t gone through the same traumatic event that you have. If you have ever spoken with an empath, you probably are aware of what they’re like.
It’s as if they are therapists without even realizing it. And it’s also like you and your empath friend both experienced the same event, even though they may have not experienced what you experienced at all.
If you’re an empath, you might find yourself being highly attuned to emotions, extremely sensitive to your surroundings, connected to your neighbor’s feelings, and you might even hate being in crowds because you’re a feeler. Like it was mentioned before, empaths are extremely sensitive. A lot of empaths are introverts, they need their time and space away from people to recharge, and they even can be affected by simple chaos.
You might notice that if you’re an empath and you are in a rowdy situation, you tend to freak out a bit. I’m talking panic attacks, odd rashes that appear, depression, body dissociation….you know, the works. Luckily, there is such a way to live as a sensitive empath and thrive.
Just because you have these sensitive traits of being connected to a million emotions doesn’t mean that you need to suffer in any way.
It’s so important to understand what it means to be an empath because this attribute can play a huge role in your overall wellbeing. Even though there are a ton of sensitive people out there, the world is a really crazy place. And finding your way of life is essential for self-care. If you’re looking for some advice on how to survive in the world as an empath, here are a few great tips.
Empaths are super connected and when they put their whole heart into something, it’s as if they become what they are feeling. Due to this, it can be easy for empaths to get lost in another person, situation, or even just the chaos of their emotions. Empaths should try to always put their highest heart, mind, and soul at the center of what they’re doing. This way, they will still be able to focus on themselves and only let in what is positive and healthy for their well-being, regardless of how much they feel.
It can be super easy for empaths to dive into other individuals because they just want to help. Unfortunately, this can sometimes deter away from an empath’s ultimate life goals and dreams. And it can even cause them to feel drained. If you’re an empath, make sure you stay focused on following your heart and dreams. Try not to let anything stop you from them because they are important and so are you.
Empaths can easily get exhausted by their surroundings and their emotions, especially since most empaths are introverts. It’s wise for empaths to create downtime for themselves so they can recharge, refocus, and relax. It can totally change how they choose to tackle life. Leaving a situation early, driving to a social event by yourself, and even making time for self-care every morning can make the biggest difference.
You probably know this already, but it’s important to talk about it again. Empaths can easily act like they are sponges. They easily soak up energy without even knowing it just because they want to help and because they sympathize with another. Due to this, it is so important that empaths have strong boundaries. They should choose to surround themselves with positive energy that will energize them and support them rather than drain them.
Having a great support system, a daily meditation practice, and a daily exercise routine can make a huge difference on an empath’s life. It’s wise for empaths to practice processing their emotions and creating a sanctuary for themselves. It can be super easy for empaths to hold other people’s emotions as well as their own without releasing them. Due to an empath’s high sensitivities, this can be not so great on the body. If you’re an empath, make sure you have that sacred space for yourself. Try and give yourself an opportunity to process and feel your emotions. If you can, try talking, going inward, and moving the energy within as often as you can.
Let’s face it – there’s a ton of information on what it means to be an empath and a feeler. But, ultimately, understanding yourself in any way that you can is the best way for you to protect your energy and take care of yourself. If you’re a sensitive person, if you are highly intuitive, and if you are a feeler, you might be an empath. Knowing this about yourself is super helpful.
Hey, who knows! Maybe you’re even destined to become a well-known healer.
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