Being An Empath And Dealing With Work Stress
Being an empath or a highly sensitive person can be difficult at times.
Having a job can be difficult at times.
Mix the two (being an empath and holding down a job), which, ahem, modern day life almost always calls for, and sometimes you’re going to have a recipe for stress, overwhelm, even burnout.
Years ago, when I was working as a graphic designer, I found myself waking up in the middle of the night. My mind racing, anxiety in my chest.
Thinking non-stop on the business of one particular client.
In daylight hours, this was perplexing to me. My partner and I had a great relationship with this client. His business was humming along nicely. He was happy with our work, we were on time with his projects, and there was nothing to be concerned with.
And yet, night after night, I struggled to fall asleep, or if I did fall asleep I would be jolted awake with a panicky thought about this client’s business.
Remember – this was years ago. I had not yet heard the phrase “empath” or “highly sensitive person.”
An empath is like a sponge for energy.
Since I didn’t know I was an empath, I was unaware that I was soaking up my client’s stress.
I found out – months after my insomnia episodes – that it was our client who was waking up in the middle of the night stressed out and overwhelmed by his business!
As an empath without training, you may not realize that some of the stress you feel isn’t even yours.
You may be unconsciously absorbing other people’s worries, triggers, even their physical ailments. Even if they are not in close proximity to you!
You can rein in your empathic abilities and master them!
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