Protect your energy

It’s been a long while since I’ve blogged about anything. My life got crazy to say the least. I got pregnant and had a baby boy in May which I’ll be writing about soon.

Being an empath can be hard

Lately I’ve been really trying to focus on my own energy and trying to protect it because of all the negativity that’s been in my life lately. Being an empath, tension and negative energy affect me on a deeper level. I take in what everyone else is feeling and projecting to the point where I physically get sick.

There are downfalls

Downfall about being an empath is I take on what others are feeling like they are my own feelings instead of just feeling empathy for others. I sometimes can’t help but to do this, especially with the people that mean a lot to me. I want to be there for them because I know what it feels like to be alone and need someone there, so I always try to be that person, even though it can negatively affect me.

When to get help

I finally started seeing a therapist like 5 months ago on a weekly basis for my mental health and at our last session, I talked to her about all the drama and tension that others keep bringing to my life and how it’s affecting me and she said that I need to set boundaries to protect my energy. When I told her that it’s hard for me to not be there for people that are hurting or going through something, she said, “How are you going to be any help for them if you’re not in the right state of mind because of all the tension you take in?” She’s right.

I’m being distant for my own good

I’ve been distancing myself from everyone. I’ve been trying to protect my energy. I have to set boundaries to protect my energy. I realized that when I don’t set boundaries to protect me, I am physically and severely mentally affected by it. My moods also change to the point where I don’t even know who I’m looking at when I look in the mirror… I will shut down completely and I can’t do that because my kids need me.

Sorry, not sorry. I need to protect me

To those who haven’t heard from me in while or haven’t seen me in a while, it’s nothing personal, I just need to protect me.

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3 responses to “Protect your energy”

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    Life as The Lonsdales

    As empaths we don’t just feel empathy towards people when they tell us how they’re feeling, we genuinely take on their emotions – good or bad – as if they’re our own and that can be so draining. Especially if everyone around us is being negative or dealing with drama. Sometimes it’s good to take a step back and you shouldn’t feel selfish in any way for that, you have to look after yourself too in order to be able to look after your own kids and be of any help to anyone in the first place. Don’t feel bad for putting yourself first. We are all well too thank you ❤️

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    Life as The Lonsdales

    Hey, congratulations your new addition! I hope you are all well❤️As a fellow empath, I can totally relate and understand everything you’re saying and I don’t blame you for protecting you. There is nothing wrong with that, in fact, it’s completely necessary. You do whatever you need to x

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    1. Thank you so much!! Being an empath can be so tiring. I’ve been keeping myself from others for weeks now. Hope all is well with your family. 💜💜💜

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