Social exhaustion is a common problem among empaths. If you are an empath, you know the struggle of literally forcing yourself to be a part of society and socialize with people that make you feel exhausted. It does not mean you dislike people or you are socially withdrawn. You simply need to set boundaries and learn how to cope with a chaos of the modern society.
1. Learn how to respect yourself
The empath burnout typically happens among empaths who do not value themselves. Respecting yourself means saying no more often, spending more time doing the things you love, nourishing your body with healthy food, and living the life you want. If you stretch yourself just to satisfy someone else’s needs, you are more likely to suffer from exhaustion.
2. Create a list of the things you feel guilty
Empaths tend to have super long lists of the things they feel guilty for – from skipping that grand party to their natural disposition. If you are one of them, grab a pen and a piece of paper and write down those things. Now take a look at them and ask yourself, “Should I really feel guilty for it?” The answer should definitely be, “No!”
3. Learn how to love yourself unconditionally
Self-respect and self-love go hand in hand, but it is important that you realize that you do not have to have a reason to love or respect yourself. Of course, you do not want to become narcissistic, but if you bring yourself down because you do something wrong, it is time to change your attitude. Learning how to love yourself unconditionally will help you reduce the frequency of empath burnouts.
4. Stop going against your personality
Visiting events and parties you hate, taking jobs that make you feel trapped inside the cage, forcing yourself spending time with people you dislike, and making yourself do the things that make you feel uncomfortable are all the signs you are going against your empath personality.
5. Stop overburdening yourself with obligations
You are responsible for your own life, remember? Create limitations and let others know that you are not a ‘yes’ person. Most importantly, you should learn to identify your obligations and their significance. Whenever you feel like you are about to explode in anger or fall and faint, take a break and get rid of the majority of your obligations.
Finally, realize that you can’t fit into today’s society’s expectations, no matter how hard you try. And you do not have to force yourself to spend a lot of time in the society. Respect and love yourself and avoid an empath burnout or cope with it right away to prevent mental disorders. If you are an empath, please let us know about your most effective ways to cope with this type of exhaustion.