Updated: May 15, 2019
As an empath, you may find that your days are spent feeling drained, and finding creative ways to avoid peopling such as hiding under the covers or saying no to your best friends invite to go out on Saturday night.
I personally used to be just like this too! I really was happier curled up with a book than going out, to be honest, a reading a good book is still at the top of my weekend to-do list.
However we live in the real world and in this real world, we must come out of our caves once in a while, although Amazon and Instant cart make it really easy to stay inside haha!
Here are of some my best and most magical tips to help protect your energy as an empath so you can go out and enjoy life without feeling like a truck hit you after.
1. Shielding is a quick way to protect your energy as an empath by visualizing light or a bubble surrounding you. Set the intention that all negative energy will be reflected by this shield. Then visualize a light, bubble, or even a mirror surrounding your body and providing protection to you.
Shielding is not just a one-off thing, you may want to set your shield once a day or even more than once.
2. Crystals are a fantastic way to protect your energy. Amethyst, Smokey Quartz, Selenite, and Turquoise are some great stones to use. When you go to a store to pick out your stone pick a stone that you feel drawn to. Spend some time with your stone in your hand and feel its energy. If the stone feels good to you, then that is your stone! You can carry it in your pocket( I have many friends who put them in their bras!) or wear it as jewelry.
Make sure to take time to cleanse your stone by setting it out under the full moon, at least once a month, this will help to clear its energy and reset its protecting abilities. Or if you are like me, grab a Kyanite, they never need cleaning, they are protective and gently align the chakras too!
3. Essential oils are some of my favorite things in the world! Of course, my husband will tell you I have an addiction by the number of boxes of essential oils that arrive each month. We use them for everything from cleaning our toilets to cleansing our energy. So of my favorites are lavender, sage, frankincense, or cedar to clear out negative energy fast.
4. Taking care of you is vital for an empath, if you don't take care of yourself you will find yourself feeling stress, upset, and scattered. It will be difficult for you to keep control of your energy and to keep grounded. Daily self-care allows you to release any negative energy that has accumulated during the day. Try a bubble bath with essential oils and Epsom salts, a long walk in nature surrounded by trees, or grounding your bare feet on the earth for a least 20 minutes a day, all perfect for clearing out that funky energy.
5. Saying no is vital for an empath to protect their energy. We often bee bad about saying no, afraid of other people feeling hurt by phrase no. You must practice saying no, it will be hard at first, but you can do it! Saying no is a complete sentence and you do not need to explain or justify your choices. Learn to say no to people and activities that drain your energy. By doing this you will avoid situations that leave your feeling emotionally and physically exhausted.
As an empath what is the most difficult thing for you to deal with? Send me a comment below or contact me!
Or for more ideas on how to protect your energy as an empath, my favorite book, The Empath's Survival Guide, is a must have book for every empath out there! Yes, thats an affiliate link, but don't worry it doesn't cost you anything to click it and it helps me create more content for you!
The video below has a calming meditation thats perfect for empaths so be sure to watch it when you are done reading!