How to relax.... hobby ideas?
Calamity, that place of "flow" is so wonderful. I bet your jewelry is lovely! Thanks so much for sharing!
Seeking Answers- Gardening sounds great- I wish we had a place to do that. The fairy gardens sound amazing! What do you do? I am so curious! And a craft room.... mmmm.. That sounds lovely! My dining room table ends up being our crafting space. Goodness help us if we actual want to eat there! Yikes! LOL. Thanks for your lovely answer... I would love to hear more about the fairy garden if you have time! Love, Light, and Blessings back to you as well!
VeritasKnight- Boy I wish I knew how to knit! That sounds lovely. I have been playing games with my DD too. That is fun. And I do like to cook too. And you are quite right about the mess. But for some reason, I don't mind the cleanup. What are your "feel good movies"? I would love to know! Thanks for sharing!
I feel this way too. It is hard. I have not been able to put this into words-you described it so well! It has been hard to explain to other people... but you were brave to talk about this. I have to be careful when I feel like this. I feel like I need to take a break and spend time alone, but I have to be careful not to spend too much time alone... I can get lost in my own head and have a hard time finding my way out. I am trying to work through the Empath Survival Guide, and I am trying hard to help myself realize that I am a good person just the way I am. It is okay for me to be emotional and sensitive. We are here for each other. I think we take it all in and take it all in and then we can't take in anymore and then we get that rush. Perhaps we can start talking to each other more when we feel that way and it won't be so bad?
Epiphany- I bet other empaths love your blog! Nature seems to be a big suggestion for us... I am going to do spend more time outside. Where I live, winters can be tough too... but for now I am going to work on enjoying the warmth and planting some flowers! Welcome from one "newbie" to another!
Brooklyn83- how amazing that you can write music! That is awesome! I am not talented in this area... But I did try going outside and spending time in the park in the trees and that was fantastic. Thanks for the suggestion. I am also trying to find some happy music to listen to!
My name is Wendie and I have been an empath my whole life. But, I am just recognizing it for what it is. I am finally embracing my abilities instead of trying to shut them down, run away from them, or get hit by them and not know what the heck is going on! Yikes.
Several wonderful people here have shared terrific suggestions about some grounding and shielding suggestions for which I am SO thankful for.... and I am trying to make some healthy changes to my life (diet, exercise and the like).
But, I am wondering if people would be willing to share ideas about hobbies that as empaths they find enjoyable? What do you do to help regenerate your spirits? Essentially, in the past, I have been SO TIRED from all the stuff I have been sucking in that I have worked and crashed. I am feeling better now that I am working to ground myself and shield myself... but I don't know what else to DO with myself. What do you all do for fun??
Thanks in advance for the tips and suggestions. I look forward to reading them.
Bing, thank you for this. I am so appreciative that you shared them. I am looking forward to watching these and hoping they will help me too. As a "newbie" I am looking forward to getting a better handle on my empathic abilities and I am so excited to have found this post. Thank you for sharing all of them. And for all of the wonderful words of encouragement you put in-between the links. How kind of you.
I am also a "new" empath. I can really relate to what you are saying. The fatigue and googling traits and finding out that I said yes to them too. I was still questioning what that meant. Until... my father started re-undergoing his cancer treatments and I started experiencing his pain and symptoms- I have been nearly incapacitated. And that was when I decided I really needed to start taking this empath stuff seriously.
I, too, have been completely misunderstood by family members and have been told to toughen up and get over it. They make fun of me for crying and think I am weak. It has been a hard road. I would love to talk with you and I want you to know you are not alone.
I also started looking back at my life and realizing I have been experiencing it for a very long time. And, other things. Like, when we moved into our home, I had some type of visit from the elderly woman who died who used to live in the house who told me about her life- in emotion and experience form. No words.
Elise LeBeau was kind enough today to put me in touch with the Empath Survival Techniques. I am working on the dial one... and figuring out why I feel compelled to take on my dad's pain and why I am reluctant to let it go.
Maybe we can stay in touch as we work through the "newbie" stuff together. Now I know I am not alone either... -Wendie