9 Steps on how we can stop absorbing other people's emotions
Emotions such as fear, anger, frustration, and immobility are energies. And you can be the potential "captor" of these energies from other people without you realizing it. If you tend to be an emotional sponge, it's vital to be able to avoid taking up these negative energies from an individual or even deflecting these free-floating negative energies in the crowd.
Another twist is that chronic anxiety, depression or stress can turn you into an emotional sponge by overwhelming your power to defend yourself. Suddenly, you will become hyper-sensitive to other people, especially those who suffer from similar pain. This is how empathy works; so we put the hot button in the face of unresolved issues.
From an energy point of view, negative emotions can come from several sources: what you feel can come from you; could come from someone else, or it can be a combination. Here I will tell you how to sustain emotionally positive ones so that you do not carry on your shoulders the negativity that does not belong to you.
You have to stop absorbing the emotions of other people
1. Identify if you are sensitive.
The most likely person to be overwhelmed by the negative energies that surround him is an "empathy," someone who acts as an "emotional sponge". Signs that show you an empathy are:
People tell you that you are "hyper-sensitive", "too sensitive", etc., and do not say it as a compliment!
You feel the fear, the anxiety, the stress from other people and you attract them into your body, resolving their own physical pain. They do not have to be people you do not know or do not like, you will also be affected by your colleagues, friends, and family.
You feel quickly exhausted, exhausted and unhappy in the presence of many people.
Noise, smell, and excessive speech set your nerves and anxiety.
You need to be alone to charge yourself with energy.
You can not express what you feel, your feelings are easy to hurt.
You are generous, with a spiritual inclination and a good listener.
You tend to make sure you have an escape plan so you can get away quickly, such as bringing your own car to events, etc.
2. Find the source.
First of all, ask yourself if your feeling is yours or someone else's. It could be both. If emotion, such as fear or anger is yours, you will be faced with the concern to find what causes you or with professional help.
For example, if you just saw a comedy, but you came home from the cinema with a blue feeling, you might have incorporated the depressions of those around you, near the energy fields overlapping.
The same goes for shopping or concerts. If crowded places upset or overwhelm you, it could be because you absorb all the negative energy around you.
3. Try to distance yourself from the suspect source, wherever possible.
By doing this you will focus on your essence. For a few minutes, the negativity expires and inhale the calmness. This will help you stay focused and purify your fear or other troublesome emotions. See that the negativity rises like a gray haze in your body, and hopes that a golden light enters. This can have quick results.
5. Eliminate the evil.
Negative emotions such as the fear that emits in your emotional center in the solar plexus.
Put your hand on the solar plexus as you send gentle love to that area to lift the stress there.
For depression or long-term anxiety, use this method every day to strengthen this center. It is comforting to build a sense of security and optimism, becoming a ritual.
6. Protect yourself.
Many people use a form of protection, including healers in their patients' trial; involves the visualization of a white light envelope (or any color that feels it gives you power) around your body. Think of a shield that blocks physical negativity or discomfort, but it allows to filter what is positive.
7. Manage emotional overload.
You do not have to remain indecent enough to absorb the emotions of others; turn the curse into a gift by practicing strategies that can free you:
Learn to recognize these people who can pull you down. People who are particularly difficult for emotional emotions include the victim, the narcissist, and the controller. Judith Orloff calls these people "emotional vampires". When you know how to deal with these behaviors, you can protect yourself against them, including eliminating their presence and saying, "I respect the person you are, even if I do not like what you are doing."
Eat a high protein meal before you get into stressful situations like being part of a crowd. When you are in the crowd, try to find places to escape, such as sitting on the edges or standing outside.
Make sure you do not have to rely on other people to get out of difficult situations. Try to bring your own car or to get home easily when needed. Have enough money to make alternative arrangements if you start to feel overwhelmed.
Set a time limit. Knowing how much you can stand and listen to this limit is vital to ensure your mental well-being. Also, set limits with other people who overwhelm you. You can not listen to them for two hours so you can talk to them when it can be done in half an hour.
Practice meditation and attention.
8. Look for positive and optimist people.
Call a friend who sees the good of others. Spend time with a colleague who thinks positive and says the good part of things. Listen to people hopeful. Listen to the faith they have. Also enjoy the words of hope, songs and art forms. Hope is contagious and will lift your mood.
Grow positive emotions to stimulate your inner side. If you are encouraged, peace and love will flourish as strong as negative emotions and will cause wilting. Respecting your own needs through love will increase your ability to respect others.
Learn to use compassion as a way to defend yourself from overwhelming emotions. Compassion will allow you to be empathetic situations with others but ask you to express compassion. This means that you do not need to feel guilty when looking for a break when you feel overwhelmed. It means also to stay safe and do not step into the world of negative people.
9. Create and maintain a refuge.
Keep a picture of a waterfall and a lush forest with you and look at it when you're overwhelmed.
Go for a quiet forest or absorb the coolness of a stream.
Maintain a personal refuge space where you can meet your own personal power of enlightenment
Exercise yoga and breathing techniques. They are based on emotional focus and give you safety in times of storm.