I wanted to write this post, because the past week or so has been a challenging time for me. For someone who writes a Self-development and wellbeing blog, I most definitely was not portraying what I preach and you know what? Sometimes that’s ok.
So, Im sat in Costa with a large hot chocolate, ready to pour my heart out, because it’s not always easy and I feel this is a message that needs to be heard.
How many times have you dreaded going to an event way before it should even be on your agenda? Getting yourself flustered because deep down you don’t want to go. Maybe you’ll have to face people you don’t like, you know you need to watch your spending habits and you’d rather just simply stay indoors- But wait, you can’t let your “bestie” down right? and Aunt Sarah would be devastated if you didn’t show up, so its probably best to “show your face” even if it’s just for an hour. But WHY?
As much as we can try to stay positive, there will always be influences in life that challenge our optimism and being surrounded by negative people can definitely be one of them!
At some point we have all encountered situations where the people we surround ourselves with are toxic for our mental wellbeing and while sometimes it can be easy to walk away from, other times it can be extremely difficult and even impossible, especially in the presence of close friends or family members.
To my fellow over analysers, highly emotional beings and those that have no explanation as to why their energy drains when being around certain people. You are not alone or abnormal and I think I may have just found an explanation.
I heard the word “Empath” only a few days ago, and when I searched the meaning I found myself reading the perfect description of my life. I felt relief in knowing that it was actually a “thing” and I feel like I now have answers to questions my soul has been looking for, for a very long time.