This year has brought a lot of hectic energy and emotions to the surface for many people. If you are someone who is highly empathetic, or in tune with other people’s emotions this year may have been extra tough for you. From watching the news, to being stuck inside with people and no time to be alone, you might feel drained.
We all have a field of energy. Some people’s energy fields are more sensitive than others. They might need more alone time to recharge. They might also have a hard time being around certain people because they absorb their emotions and energy.
When the holidays roll around, we connect with family members and friends more frequently. Whether you are celebrating the holidays in person or over zoom, you can still absorb some of the energy of those you are around. Fortunately there are a few things you can do to manage your energy and prevent yourself from absorbing other people’s emotions.
Meditate before and after: It’s important to make sure you are balanced and feeling refreshed before you enter a situation that may make you feel drained. Spend a couple minutes meditating before the event to ground yourself.
Affirmations: Keep a few affirmations in mind to recite if you feel yourself becoming overwhelmed. For example: “I am calm and centered.” “I only take in what resonates with me and I leave the rest.”
Selenite: Selenite is a crystal that instills peace. By keeping a small piece of selenite on or near you, you will feel calmer and more at peace.
Breathwork: If you find yourself getting overwhelmed, step into a quiet room and take a few deep breaths through your diaphragm. This will give your body more oxygen and create a clearer headspace.
Salt bath: After an event, take a few minutes to unwind when you come home. Take a salt bath infused with your favorite essential oils to remove any lingering negative energy.