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Old 08-29-2017, 05:47 PM   #11
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I am also one.It can be so physically and emotionally draining.

I HAVE to take time to be by myself at least once per day.I have a room in my house that's my space to meditate,listen to music,do whatever calms me.

Sometimes I have to go to my room a few times in one day,I have to though,I have to clear all the negative energy and recharge.

I hope you can get some 'me time' in Hummingbird1.
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Yes, it can be veeeery draining. Sometimes it feels like a gift, sometimes a curse. I think in many cases people don't intend to cause you stress, but it can feel like they think you are a superhero at times. There's nothing wrong with setting some boundaries and taking time out to nurture yourself. Spending time in nature can be calming. I try to minimize negativity in my world as much as possible, down to the music I listen to and video clips I watch. I don't even watch television anymore. No horror movies for me. I respond much better to comedy. Can never get enough laughter. No music littered with profanity. Peaceful, positive, beautiful music all the way. I have become very selective about the things I consume because my spirit is so gentle and absorbent. It needs protecting. You can help people to an extent but it shouldn't be to the point where the help you give is taking everything from you. You don't have to be mean to say "no" either. Your nature is very caring and it enables you to help people in an exceptional way. That is a beautiful thing. Don't forget that you deserve care and peace too, though. Do what you can to create that in your world, even if that means blocking out "the world" at times. You can always come back to "the world" when you're ready.

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Old 09-08-2017, 01:10 PM   #13
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I'm an empath too and used to give too much of myself which would drain me. Now I have learned to create stronger boundaries, not over-give and not harm my own self preservation, sense of self or mental health. Sounds like you need a break from people. Rejuvenate, walk in nature, listen to soothing music, call a friend. Take care of YOU. ***Hugs****
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Old 09-13-2017, 10:42 AM   #14
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A lady gets out of the hospital after enduring a long painful bout with cancer treatment. Her best friend tells her...Im sorry I didn't visit you in the hospital all those weeks you were suffering. You see I'm an empath and I just care too much! Haha... Some friend
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I am an empath and have always taken on the emotions of other people. Some people are a really big drain of energy and other's not so much. It's not easy and I suffer from social anxiety and I just can't be in crowds. I get too overwhelmed and I start having panic attacks. I was living in a small city on a very busy street and it was unbearable. I now live in the Country which has helped but when I go to the city, I get overwhelmed so I have to prepare and have an out if I need one.

Meditation has helped me quiet the ever present noise and maintain some serenity. There are guided meditations podcasts and on youtube.

Working out also helps me focus all my attention on what I am doing, not the others around me.
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I think I might be an empath too. I hope you find peace today. Your thoughts and feelings about people really do matter.
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Yes I'm an Empath and I often times get drained when I'm around a lot of negative energy. Take time for yourself. You deserve it!
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I consider myself empathic and am learning to put barriers in place so I'm not so susceptible to the tempestuous emotional landscape around us. Many emotions I feel just aren't mine and it's quite eye-opening to find that I've been held back in some ways. By allowing these other emotions to flood my system so often, I didn't get to feel my own and learn about myself and learn to distinguish myself from other internal and external people.
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I am an empath, and I became a nurse before I figured this out--it is very draining. I do still love my job, however.
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How many are empaths on this site, I know that I am one and I am so emotionally drained right now and exhausted, I just want to cry because I dont know what to do, I feel like every one and everything is taking my energy away and everyone is putting so many demands on me, I need some alone time, I need to be free from all the drama and toxic ******** surrounding me, I am sorry, I just wanted to vent and dont know what to do to recharge myself and feel better
I am an empath too. Which is why I try to avoid many of the forums here and just focus on the light/bright ones otherwise...I can get to be a mess.

To feel as I am doing. Avoid the sad/angry/drama filled threads and forums. Stick to lighter ones. Just to recharge your batteries, mind you. Once you are back to normal and helping people...when you feel the draining begin again....avoid again.
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