How to Stop Absorbing Other People’s Emotions
Are you one of those people who tend to instantly pick up other people’s energy? Are you an emotional sponge, and find it hard to create a shield to protect yourself from negative people? Life can be tougher for people like you, simply because you literally go through other people’s negative experiences too.
So how exactly do you stop doing that? Keep reading to find out.
Choose your Circle Carefully
Whether you are an emotional sponge or not, make sure your choose your social circle carefully. Studies have shown several times, that you become similar to the people you are around, and quite obviously, if you are around negative people, you will start to have more of negative emotions inside you.
In life, you’ll come across people who tend to be energy vampires- they suck the happiness and energy out of you and their mere presence can make you feel drained and tired- both emotionally and mentally. Start to be less around those people and be picky about who you choose to hang out with.
Yes, you’re already doing it, but the more you emphasize on this little but very crucial act, the better you will be in control of your emotions. Meditation, deep breathing and mindfulness have been found to have several benefits for your mental as well as physical health, and if you’re an extremely sensitive person who tends to get overwhelmed very easily, practising deep breathing can help you stay more grounded and centered and less likely to absorb energy from those around you.
Discover your Unresolved Issues
A lot of times, we tend to absorb more of certain emotions from other people around us because we too, have many deep-seated and unresolved issues that get triggered. Take some time and think about the things in your life that affect you more than others and work towards resolving them. Take responsibility for your actions- it’ll help you become stronger.
One of the most important steps to stop absorbing other people’s energy is to be authentic and learn to express yourself. Bottling up your emotions and energies is one of the worst things you could do to yourself, and conversely, once you start expressing yourself, you will be able to hold on to your true feelings.
Apart from these, taking steps to stay grounded and centered can be a huge help. Make it a point to stay in touch with nature- take a walk barefoot on the grass or dip your feet into the lake- these little things can help remove traces of energy that are not yours. Visualization can also help- the next time you are in a situation that you’re sure will leave you drained and sad, visualize a box around you that protects you from the energies of those around you.