5 Ways To Stop Absorbing Other People's Emotions
Identify what weakens you.
Each of us have weak spots, an Achilles heel so to speak, when it comes to our emotional states. There are certain things that tug on our heart strings more than others. By recognizing when you are at your emotionally most vulnerable, you can know when to protect yourself the most.
Know who brings you down.
Certain people in your life might bring you down. Sure, we can't always control who we have in our lives, but among the people you call your friends, do any of them make you feel emotionally insecure? Do they criticize you? Manipulate you? If so, it might be time to let them go.
By establishing boundaries and expressing the needs you have for the people in your life, you assert yourself and make yourself less of a target. You also put yourself in a position to effectively isolate people who cause you the most grief and handle them. Whatever that entails for you.
Create a private, personal space.
Everyone should have a private space to spend time in every single day. When you're susceptible to absorbing the emotions of others and being manipulated, you need to assert that recharge time for yourself. Even if it's just taking an hour long walk or enjoying a longer-than-usual shower.
Find your inner peace.
Take time to consider the things you want in life. Find time to meditate. Consider who you are and where you want to be. Make positive changes to your life. Cultivate positive feelings for yourself. Recognize your potential and worth.