3. TALK TO YOUR EMOTIONS
Did you know there is something called Emotional Literacy? Literally, there is an entire science developed to the ability to understand, interpret and relate to your feelings. In fact, it was listed in as one of the core competencies in the book “Know Yourself.”
So here’s a big secret. There is a firm limit on how far you can evolve spiritually and within your personal development if you’re not emotionally literate. This is especially important for empaths, as you aren’t just navigating your own emotional landscape, but you navigating everyone else’s as well. Better to have a map than be lost in the great watery depths.
Once you can identify and get to know your own feelings and emotions, you can start to create a dialogue. It could like like this:
“I feel angry & upset…Hmm, this is trying to show me something. Anger, what are you trying to show me? Oh, that I feel secretly sad. Why am I sad? Oh, I am missing something.. What’s missing? I am not getting enough time to be creative in my own space. I need to be alone and be creative. How do I feel? Better now. I’ll create that space tonight.”
You’ll be amazed at how much you can receive by simply creating a dialogue and asking questions to yourself.
4. KEEP A CLEAR CONTAINER
Often our external reality can reflect our internal World. What we are feeling inside can manifest outward in our lives. As an empath, you must be extra careful with this, as if you are taking on other’s emotions and internalizing them, then you can be seeing other people’s emotions governing your life.
Anxiety can easily come about when we are worried or uneasy about something, especially in the future. Often, this has to do with how we are relating to the natural uncertainty we have in our lives, which can lead to us feeling out of control.
To prevent these bouts of anxiety, consider the what things you are in control of….your internal self and your surroundings. So keep your internal & external space clean, clear & organized!
I start each day with cleaning my room and house, it symbolizes the inner-cleanliness I am working to maintain in my mind, body, and heart. Whether the container is you or your own space, you’ll be so surprised how keeping things well maintained, can truly support keeping you level-headed.
5. ASK FOR HELP & ENERGETIC SUPPORT
Lastly, and often most important of all, ask for help. As an empath, it’s not just a negative emotion that you are sensitive to picking up. I’d even dare say positive emotion is much more highly infectious.
Do you want to know the power of highly sensitive people? Watch this video:
To prevent anxiety and depression, become familiar with the triggers of when you feel like it’s creeping in. And when you barely start to experience that trigger, that’s exactly when you want to ask for help.
Remember, help comes in a lot of forms. For instance, calling your friend to let them know you feel an emotional funk coming on and you want some positive energy to uplift your spirits, so you go on a hike together. Boom, depression averted, and you go spend time in nature, which is one of the best tools to prevent and treat depression and anxiety.
Also, as an empath, you are going to be extra-sensitive to energetic support, so remember you can call on your friends to send you prayers and blessings, and you can soak up that good energy to break through those walls.
Here’s to the upwards Spirals of You as an Empathic Super Hero!