April 2, 2011

How does self care come into play when dealing with empathy?

An empath tends to be somewhat of a caretaker. We have such a desire to please and help others, we often do so at the expense of our own health. When an empath is feeling overwhelmed, there is a good chance that he or she is not spending time caring for their own needs. There are times when we must have the courage to say "no," when called upon to give away our resources. It's okay to let others take care of themselves as much as possible. It's okay to ask others to help you!

Extend patient, loving attention to yourself by setting aside time for spiritual renewal, to read, or do a craft or project you enjoy. Find some place where you can be alone in nature to refresh your own batteries. Do some type of physical exercise to keep the energy flowing in your body. Care for yourself the way you do others.

A healthy relationship is a two-way venture where receiving is equal to giving. Let your friends pamper you from time to time.

When you treat yourself with compassion, you offer yourself a supportive emotional environment that allows you to overcome past patterns and challenges to step into the positive change that you are seeking and deserve!

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