How to Recharge as an Empath

Have you ever felt drained physically or emotionally after being in the same space as someone in distress? Have you ever been in a relationship that often made you feel unhappy? Have you ever watched a video of a person or animal suffering and felt emotional? Do you feel inclined to care for the earth and plants when out in nature? You are most likely an empath.

An empath is a highly sensitive individual largely in tune with their intuition. They are also considered loving and sensitive toward the energy people or objects emit.

You would be interested to know that Christians can empathize, and it isn’t a roadblock to your faith. Imagine being in the Word and highly intuitive—that is a winning combination!

You can be a physical, emotional, or intuitive empath or even feel in touch with plants and animals. Being an empath can make you feel down and groggy. As you take care of others around you, so should you take care of your well-being. When you’re feeling drained, it’s essential to recharge.

Types of Empaths: Which One Are You?

  • Emotional Empath – These are empaths who find themselves taking on others’ emotions or feeling drained if they’re around someone going through an emotional time. You may start to feel sad or sick the more you stick around.
  • Physical Empath – In this case, you notice that you feel the same pain or physical distress as someone in that situation.
  • Intuitive Empath – These people with strong intuition find themselves taking on those negative vibes.
  • Plant, Animal, or Earth Empath—If you want to care for and protect these natural spaces, you are most likely an empath.

How Do You Know It’s Time to Recharge?

The world needs empaths. Without them, we would all crumble under the pressures of life. As an empath, you should know if you need a recharge

  • If you feel physically or emotionally unwell after such encounters
  • When the external noise from the world will not allow you to think
  • If you feel worried or anxious about people and their negative situations
  • If your brain cannot focus due to the emotions and feelings you’re harboring.

Take Time Off

Yes, you need some time off and away from everything. In any life situation, spending time alone is the key to recharging. Block out any person or situation that could cause you great distress during this period. You can try meditation, journaling, or spending time in nature during this break. 

Create Boundaries

As an empath, it feels great when people confide in you when they struggle. The only problem with this is that you might give too much of yourself and end up feeling drained and unable to take care of yourself.

In this case, feel free to set up boundaries. You can do this by staying away from people or situations that constantly drain your energy. Be conscious of the types of conversations you have and step away from those that will bring you down.

Address Any Trauma in Your Life

In many cases, people become empaths because they’ve experienced some trauma in their life. This leads them to become overly sensitive and cautious around people. One of the things you can do as you try to recharge is address any trauma in your life. You can do so by talking to a friend you trust, talking to a therapist or counselor, or writing down your feelings about the situation.

Read the Word and Pray

We turn to our Heavenly Father for guidance on all aspects of our lives. As an empath, you can tap into your faith to recharge and get some clarity. Prayer and sometimes fasting can help you align your thoughts and empathy. Reading the Bible and listening to inspirational content will help you recharge and get you ready to face the world.

Turn Your Energy to Your Favorite Hobbies

Turning your energy toward something you enjoy is a great way to recharge. Your restorative hobby can be writing, gardening, painting, drawing, or knitting—anything that engages you or brings you peace. Make sure that the hobby you choose will not be tiring or derail your recharge time.

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