We all face it on occasion: those times when energy management becomes an issue! It can show itself in many guises, such as general insomnia (either with falling asleep or staying asleep), exhaustion, erratic mood swings or a feeling of heaviness/lowness, like you’re being held down. No matter what’s causing it – it often doesn’t seem to have a measurable “cause” – it can leave you feeling drained, depressed or even angry. This is not conducive to being all you can be!
For those of us with intuitive, psychic or empathic abilities, there’s the added weight of determining whether what you’re feeling is even yours, or something you’ve picked up on somewhere. It can even be the result of not taking the time to clear out the excess energy you take in, which is often the case when you spend more time taking care of daily duties and others than yourself.
Times like this call for activating your personal “reset” button. Though we may need reminded to do so, resetting allows you to lead yourself back to your natural energy state. Consider this list a friendly reminder of ways to be nice to yourself!
1. Hot showers: Take a hot shower and imagine the water washing away any stuff that is not yours.
2. Saltwater baths: If you have a bathtub, take a saltwater bath. You can use either sea salt or Epson salt.
3. Jump in the ocean: If you live near the ocean, a dip in the sea does the trick. It literally cleanses away any excess stuff and you will feel highly rejuvenated afterwards.
4. Hot foot bath: Take a hot foot bath, preferably with epson or sea salt added to it. This is great for grounding your energy and cleansing.
6. Fresh air: This is great for those of us with a tendency to stay locked inside our room for hours upon hours, often to read or write. While our activities can be great fun and very relaxing, it does not ‘reset’ us. Quite the contrary, it can leave our minds simply wired! So go for a walk or even just sit outside for half an hour or so and focus on your breath.
7. Step away from the computer: This is a biggie, if you’re online a lot. If you are an empath and highly sensitive, you are opening yourself up to everything on the internet and this can be incredibly exhausting. As a general rule and whenever possible, it’s best to close down any electronics a few hours before going to bed.
8. Find your perfect diet: Each and every one of us have different bodies and are affected differently by foods. In addition, many empaths and highly sensitives have intolerances towards certain kinds of foods. Oftentimes, finding a diet that suits both body and mind can be difficult, so this is where listening to your body is key. If you’re geared more toward meat, for example, it could be your body’s way of telling you it’s a necessary element for your nutritional needs. Likewise, if you get cranky or have stomachaches after eating, say, foods containing wheat, you should pay heed and act accordingly.
9. Pamper yourself: Whether you’re going for a haircut, a manicure, a pedicure, massage or wax, pampering yourself is a way of drawing in your energy closer to your body because you are doing this for yourself! You may even find that you can almost feel the excess energy leave you, as your hair is cut or waxed.
10. Read a soothing book: Instead of watching TV or a movie before going to bed, having heated political discussions or the equivalent, read a soothing book instead. Choose a book with characters that you would want to meet in real life! Believe it or not, this can often save your sleep!
While there are many more ways in which we can give ourselves a recharge, those included in this list can give you a much needed boost…whenever you need it!
Mette Muller is an intuitive life coach, specializing in empaths and other sensitives who feel stuck, misunderstood or overwhelmed. After overcoming her own struggle, she designed a development system comprised of her own experience and a three-tiered system involving energy management, mindset & manifesting and developing intuitive abilities. Thus, Authentic Empath was born.
As a certified Soul Realignment practitioner, instructor of Anusara Yoga and having worked with non-profits to assist in social change in many nations, Mette has gathered a wealth of knowledge of various peoples, across many cultures and religions. This knowledge lends itself toward a greater understanding of what individual development comprises of and blends seamlessly into her natural passion for helping others attain true happiness in their lives.