Relationships

6 Ways To Stop Absorbing Other People's Emotions

The emotions that people put off are sometimes easy to catch. I'm sure we've all experienced it at some time or another. Someone around you is happy so you feel happy. That's great! But sometimes when people experience negative emotions, you catch some of it and maybe don't feel so good yourself.


This is pretty natural. You're supposed to feel good when someone else feels good. You're supposed to be bummed out if the people around you are bummed out. It's simple empathy. But just because it's natural doesn't mean you shouldn't try to have some level of control over it. Let's dig into how we can keep the emotions of other people from invading our lives.

1. Disengage.

Of course, be there for the people in your life at whatever level makes sense, but know when to disengage too. Practice meditation and yoga to help you disconnect from the outside world and reconnect with yourself.

2. Find positive people.

If your partner is being negative, call a friend who has a more positive outlook. Hear the words of positive people. Moreover, spend time cultivating a group of friends who see the bright side.

3. Manage your own emotions.

If you don't have control over your own emotions, it's going to be hard to keep control of the emotions of others. Practice mindfulness in how you feel. Think things through in a proactive way. Take control over your emotions.

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