This is to Anyone--
I know from experience, time and distance will "de-tox" you from some one who is "overloading" you/your empathy, but how do you keep from "loosing" yourself in some one else's emotions? I have lost myself so completely, at times, that I cannot sort out my thoughts and feeling from another persons. I have been known to make myself sick because I am "sending" out so much energy to create a stable, contented, "happy" atmosphere/feeling. I don't know what I can do about this; it doesn't seem to have an OFF/ON switch. I am going to get into something like Yoga and meditation excercizes. How do you seperate your feelings from some one whos feelings and physical reactions are so strong you feel them? And as for my stability, I am actually normally pretty strong and stable; I know only true stability comes from finding your "center" inside yourself, but sometimes other people "overload" me with negative emotions and I loose this perspective. I get so concerned about others I often forget myself. I am not trying to turn it off so much as contiously control it. I have found "tuning" into others can make their day better and mine.
Last edited by Jess761; 02-19-2010 at 04:07 AM.
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