Thanks hop-daddy appreciate Ur advice, I hate it when that hapoens, when we become a feeding frenzy for negativity!
Perhaps i didn't explain it properly, like I take on lots of diff energies all the time and I'm anal about recognising and ridding them according to what might help, either 1) naturally seeing how long I can ignore it and see it if it leaves on its own. 2) if it's got a certain hold on me I'll put myself in situations that might put in the vibrations of others so it works like a block but subtly, giving me the time and energy to continue about my normal day. 3) if it's intense and usually when I've taken on multiple o have to put them.in sorting boxes (mentally) and negate them individually to dispose.
Salt baths I found only work for me with particular types of negative energy, 1) being my own low vibrations, sadness, negative though processes etc and 2) when in a energy that sort of makes one feel impure/dirty etc. Those are the only times I've noticed that work.
In the case of my original post I learnt 1) the restlessness was very familiar to me when I was admitted to hospital for mental diagnosis treatment, I went through several meds and this one particular caused me this same type of restlessness, and I know of someone whose been mentally unwell and they have had meds changed to suite their treatment and if they were given this same med this is what my body was picking up
At the same time I recognise hardened hearts or those that are on the verge and take on those states but that more to do with religious perspective and turning spiritual practices in religious contexts is what alleviates those. And then telepathic connections and significant events thrown spanners and clog up my ability to recognise what it is I'm picking up..
What helped significantly was a few spam drafts that I had to get down on paper to interpret them, my own subtlety won't always pick them up ,but I noticed when I write them down they begin to flow out and I can pick out ones my mind for some reason isn't registering, then it's like doing homework to pick out energies that aren't mine from writings to locate what/who it is.
Sorry for the ramble...
every empath is different, listen in to your own energy and test and trial to see what works for you. It might not always fot with the majority of others but that uniqueness in empathy and individuality, we all have all the tools we need sometimes just need to allign ourselves with them, for me understandimg what it is first is what usually works best for me. Don't hesitate to ask for any support we all start off somewhere, and a couple years ago, well I was a crew loose until I found this community, for which I'll be forever grateful for 💛