Our solutions to our problems are actually very simple, but we get so caught up in creating drama and responding to others drama that we don’t get chance to catch our breath.
I am an empath, which means that I feel the feelings of people around me. It is a gift because you know how people feel and therefore can help them with their needs.
It also comes with a responsibility to look after yourself. This can appear challenging as you get caught up in everything around you, not knowing whose feelings are whom.
Last summer I was talking to someone about my dramas of being an empath and she politely asked me some questions….
How much water do you drink?
How often do you just stop and focus on your breath?
I was agahst, did this woman not know how dramatic my life was and how much time and energy I had devoted to that! Surely my problems couldn’t just be sorted by going back to basics and checking in with those first?
I decided to demote my drama queen and go back to basics, water and breath, which are the 2 most important things for the living.
Self love can mean going right back to basics and making sure our needs are met first.