. For myself I have to clear my energy everyday. Sometimes twice a day. I use a combination of shungite, copper, and silver to do this. I like because the effects are immediate most of the time. Some energies are stronger than others so the can take a bit more.
I also have slowly gotten into herbal teas. I particularly like a combination of skullcap and wood betony. The trick with the herbal teas is to let them steep for at least a day. So I get my hot water going pour it in the cup and let it sit. This process just allows you to absorb more of the plant medicine.
Also a note about grounding the energy. I've learned we need to ground energy from the day, but we also need to ground energy from the past (and past lives if you believe in them). The more you stay grounded the easier things get after a while.
However, something that I have noticed is once that happens there is a point of difficulty at first. I think it is the same once you become aware that you are an empath. It almost feels like the ability gets stronger. To some degree it does however it is also the time we need to start learning to take control.
When we ground it doesn't stop us from picking up energy. It just clears out energy which helps with a lot of the sickness that can come with being an empath.
It's like if you empty a bottle well now there is room to put more in that bottle. Sometimes what you get filled with is good, sometimes not so much. It's taken some time but I have learned to balance the energy around me. One of the best ways that I have found to deal is by not shielding. I know shielding is a popular method but I've come to find it is simply like building a dam. Which is great when the dam holds up. However the energies you can come across in a day have varying strengths. Stronger energies will break that damn and then I'm flooded with the overload. When I take the time to feel the energies they actually pass very quickly and I dont get hit with the overload unless I come across a lot of depression or fear. It can be painful at first if I'm being honest. Which is also why I had to learn to change the way I defined and responded to pain. When I shy away from the pain I stop acknowledging the energy I'm trying to deal with, and that is how energies get stuck inside me.
There is an energy worker I get advice from who has been very understanding over the years. His advice has been the best and most effective so far.
Also, alone time is monumentally important. Our thoughts and emotions are simply energies. Our brain automatically tries to interpret those energies. So some of what you feel, like feeling unappreciated could actually be coming from someone else but because of how we are taught and to view the world we almost always automatically think they belong to us. Being away from others after having grounded all the old energy can clear your mind and allow you to hear your own thoughts.
My point find ways that help you stay grounded. I like stones and metals because I understand the science behind it. If you are into that sort of thing, I've found that the spine and areas around the neck are best. However, go slow because you are message with the "circuits " in you body. But be aware that as you are grounding out old energy it can take some time to get a handle on what's yours and what's not.
Hope this made sense and was maybe helpful.