Empaths are highly sensitive individuals, who have a keen ability to sense what people around them are thinking and feeling. Psychologists may use the term empath to describe a person that experiences a great deal of empathy, often to the point of taking on the pain of others at their own expense.
Being an empath can be amazing but also exhausting and, to be honest, not always something enjoyable. I seem to be extra tired after spending time in social situations or on social media. I feel the need for a nap or alone time often, like ….. very often.
It’s said that empaths feel and absorb other people’s emotions and/or physical symptoms because of their high sensitivities. They filter the world through their intuition and have a difficult time intellectualizing their feelings. When overwhelmed with the impact of stressful emotions, empaths can have panic attacks, depression, chronic fatigue, food, sex and drug binges, and many physical symptoms that defy traditional medical diagnosis.
There is hope for us however, an empath doesn’t have to feel too much and be overloaded once they learn how to center themselves, which will take time and an intricate understanding of your emotions.