An Empath will always be there for you, a shoulder to cry on, a confidant, but this is also incredibly draining for them, as they find it hard to say no.
Here are some grounding tips for empaths and highly sensitive people:
1. Creating a shield:
This is an exercise you should do as often as possible. Visualize a shield of energy around your physical body, choosing a specific color may help, and then imagine a flowing, moving and energetic protective layer around you.
Every one of your senses. Be aware of your thoughts, feelings, emotions. After trying this alone, try practicing it when around others.
2. Quiet time:
Take many small breaks throughout the day, you need that fresh air and a good walk and stretch. These breaks will help reduce the excessive stimulation of being around people.
3. Meditate daily:
More than anyone, you need to stay grounded and centered. Practice guerilla meditation.
Sage, copal, frankincense, Nag Champa and Palo Santo are all recommended.
5. Say NO and set boundaries:
If you feel overwhelmed in crowded situations, eating a high protein meal can help, and stay as far out of the crowd as possible, not right in the middle!
Don’t feel like you have to say yes to your friends either, if you don’t feel like going out, or if you want to leave early, don’t feel bad about it.
6. Find an energy practitioner:
Understand that you may need to change practitioners as your needs change, you need to learn to recognize when you have grown and developed and are in need of a change.