If you’re an empath and work in an environment with other people, then this article is for you! For some background as to what an empath is, read these articles:
Now that we’ve established you’re an empath (or know one), let’s get down to business. Being an empath isn’t easy, particularly when we don’t know how to or just are not caring for ourselves and taking measures to make sure we are getting alone time, having time to decompress and resting.
Empaths have the ability not only to feel their own emotions, but to also pick up on the emotions of others. This can lead to incredible internal struggles as we absorb other people’s emotional baggage. We have the uncanny ability to know when someone is lying, which definitely comes in handy. But we also have the ability to detect & absorb anger, sadness, nervousness and misery without ever asking for it. This can be so overwhelming, particularly in the workplace where many of us spend 8 hours or more a day in the same environment with no real escape.
Being surrounded with stressed, anxious, angry, competitive or depressed co-workers can easily send empaths in a tailspin. Especially in cubicle-type environments. Some side effects you may experience include fatigue, periods of anger (and knowing it’s not your own) and depression. And sadly, feeling powerless in all of it.
So, how do we deal with this? What can an empath do to avoid the constant barrage of other people’s emotions and baggage when they can’t escape the workplace?
My friend Lisa over at Practically Intuitive is gearing up to launch a course for empaths. Lisa says the course will be a blend of information, action steps and 2 Q&A calls so people can ask questions and get some coaching. She might even thrown a video in the mix! Make sure you go sign up for her email list to stay in the know as to when the course begins and what tools she’ll be sharing with us on how to turn down the “thermostat on empathy”.
Rose Rosetree’s book “Become The Most Important Person in the Room: Your 30-Day Plan for Empath Empowerment” is a fantastic resource if you’re looking for something a little more in-depth than this article. Rose’s distinctive method of Empath Empowerment (TM) has been life-changing for many and offers a practical approach to dealing with everything life throws your way as an empath.
PS – I’m making an announcement about something exciting coming up on The Daily Awe next week, so stay tuned!
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