Are you one of these types? Or all of the above? There are only 2 to 4% Empaths and around 15 to 20% are Highly Sensitive People in the world. If someone's telling you that you are too sensitive, and most of the time you feel the odd one out of the group because you are the only one who feels strongly on situations and things around you, then you maybe belong to 20% of Highly Sensitive People.
Does crisis like death, accidents and other nature's disaster affect you so much? Even though you don't know these people or you haven't been there but you feel strongly about it? It sounds so weird but these are the everyday life of Empaths and HSPs.
We are facing a global crisis today - pandemic, death, job loss, hunger plus all kinds of emotions rolled into one.
For Empaths and HSPs, hearing news about all these things drain their energy so much. Some may find the situation heart breaking and crying over the situation.
At the same time, Empaths will try to do their best to help out, exhausting all the the mental headspace thinking what to do to "fix the problem".
If you are consciously aware that you are an Empath and HSPs, you will do the right thing to take care of yourself. Here are some best practices to stay grounded, recharge and live normally as an Empath/HSPs.
1. DON'T WATCH TV, FILTER YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA FEED.
I haven't watch TV for 10 years now. When I was younger, I realized that I was so affected when I kept seeing stories about "death, sickness, accidents, war, children or older people who are suffering". I absorbed them, taking up space in my head. - when you keep thinking about these things. Some can't sleep at night or can't eat and feel guilty for living a priveledge life. (It doesn't make sense for normal people why we do these things.)
You can mute stories, unfollow people, blocked similar content that makes you feel "weak and energy draining". Say to yourself all the time when you see these stories, "Yes, I get it we have a global crisis going on but I don't have to know every single detail and there's nothing I can do about it".
2. Ignore people who brings the obvious.
Do you have that friend and family who always break your safe space? They instantly deliver messages "Oh, it's raining.. so many people in the mall today, terrible traffic, too many are dying out of hunger" like it's the end of the world. And again sweetie, you are not superman to fix the problems of the world.
They need to watch Loretta LaRoche.
3. They make you feel bad for "being happy" on times like these.
Do they criticise you because you can still live a normal life and you always feel guilty for having these priveledges? NO. YOU SHOULDN'T FEEL BAD FOR EVERYTHING.
You are taking care of yourselves by doing things that makes you feel good. You are not flashing around or rubbing it in into someone else's nose that you are living in grandeur while others are suffering. They don't get it and it's not your responsibility to explain every actions to them.
You can't avoid these types of people. All you have to do is ignore them - if it's a family member, you can change the subject into "I feel so good today, how about you?".
Filtering these negative energy that doesn't belong to you will make you feel lighter. Unburden yourself from the current crisis that doesn't concern you. Continue your positive routines like yoga, exercise, running, meditation, connect with same people who has higher self, who has greater understanding like you do.
Peace, Love and Healing xx
Advocate of authentic self. Lover of life. Passionate on understanding humans. Serving with a purpose, one day at a time.