For War-Weary Empaths

For War Weary Empaths

We attract them so readily because Empaths recognize their pain and toxic people, in turn, recognize a potential victim. If we’re born givers, then these people are born takers and will deplete you of all your resources.

These imbalances will result in avoidable wear and tear on your body, mind, and spirit.

Some Empaths can unknowingly become energy vampires themselves over time as a survival technique. When your energy levels become chronically low, you can sometimes start to ‘feed’ from the energy of those around you without even realizing it.

So how do you confront this in order to combat the problem(s)? Energetically and physically.

How to reset and restore

Your superpower is that you’re able to help people heal, re-write their right path, and even un-do past damages in their lives. If you take greater care of yourself daily, then you can use your unique gift(s) to do all of that for yourself and more!

Here are some suggestions to help you tackle the above…

1. Weight issues

  • Eat whole foods.
  • More sunshine.
  • Drink more water

Give yourself the psychological reward of knowing you’re giving yourself a fighting chance.

2. Sensitive skin

  • Knowledge is power so find dermatologists either in your local area or online that can recommend a skincare routine for you. Trial their suggestions until you find the products/ routine that works best for you.
  • There are 1440 minutes in a day. Use 10 of them to build yourself a caring skin-focused routine. Having a few minutes each day to really focus on your well-being can be extremely beneficial to your mindset.

3. Constant fatigue

Regain control. This goes for your mind, your environment, and your data input at bedtime.

  • Understand your dreams. This can help to release the feelings associated with them and help you take back your personal power so you can focus your energy on more important things. Adopting this approach habitually can then help you to change your subconscious mind to regard sleep as a great time to heal.
  • Anxiety window. If you know that your mind is guaranteed to be racing before bedtime, use that time to sit down with your fears and really address them. Carl Jung calls this ‘shadow work’ but it can be a great way of dispelling the argument your mind is trying to present to you.
  • Your bedroom is your sanctuary. Make it feel like a place that you genuinely link it with re-charging. Incorporate nice smells, soft lighting and positive imagery that represents peace/ comfort etc.
  • Restrict stimulants before bed. This could either be caffeine, nicotine, your phone, the computer or even the tv. Try cutting these off 1 hour before bedtime and relaxing with orchestral music.

4. Depression and anxiety

  • Prioritise rest and relaxation.
  • Doing some ‘shadow work’ as this will point you in the right direction with regards to identifying what needs to change.
  • Make a list of Anti-Fragile beliefs about yourself. This means a list of labels you would give to yourself that no one, not even your inner saboteur, can take away from you.
  • Build a Crisis Management Plan. A Crisis Management Plan is where you create your own personal handbook for combating your depression and reminding yourself of your personal power to overcome anything you put your mind to.
  • Motivation does not come before action like we all seem to think it does. It comes after it. So set yourself 5-minute goals to begin with and if you feel like doing more once you’ve started, keep going.
  • The physical act of moving around (like exercise, dancing or even cleaning) is a great way to get your energy flowing again.
  • Try positive psychological reinforcement by increasing your ability to respond to situations. Write your achievements down so you have a file of evidence to support that you’re moving in the right direction.
  • Dopamine is the body’s anticipatory reward system and can be used to combat anxiety. Get positively anticipated for something instead, aka excited. By building positive activities into your daily routine you can trick the mind into seeing anticipation as something positive.

With the above in place, you will subconsciously come to believe in your exceptional capabilities.

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Nicola Coultate