Nothing can bring you down as much as being around negative people.
While sympathetic people feel compassion towards others, empaths may take on the burden of others as if they were their own.
In some cases, this can lead you to absorb the energy of the people around you, which can affect you mentally, physically and spiritually.
While it’s important to offer emotional support to people you love, you also have to know how to protect your heart from people who take advantage of your kindness.
Here are 5 simple ways to stop absorbing negative energy.
1. Stop People Pleasing
When people complain about you or try to bring you down, don’t take it personally.
This kind of behaviour is more a reflection of who they are than of your worth.
The more you let yourself be influenced by gossip, the more you begin to depend on the praise of others.
It’s important to realize that you can’t make everyone like you and that your worth doesn’t come from the opinions of others.
Love yourself first and foremost and let go of people who bring you down.