Whenever you go through a period of change or whenever there are lots of planetary shifts, it is natural to feel extra sensitive. If you are already highly sensitive or an empath, this can land you in a very overwhelming place!
If you find yourself feeling anxious around others or overwhelmed in public places for no apparent reason, it’s likely you are picking up every bit of energy from all around you. This is no fun, and can cause you to feel very depleted and overcome with emotion.
While visualizing yourself in a white light is one the best and fastest ways to protect your energy, here are some other action-based steps you can take when you are feeling extra sensitive-
1.) Be Mindful of Who you Spend Time With
When you are feeling extra sensitive it is really important to get comfortable with saying no to people or situations that are going to drain your energy or make you feel even more overwhelmed.
Perhaps when you are feeling at the top of your game you can handle anything and anyone, but at other times, you have to be ok with saying no and really thinking consciously about who you are choosing to spend your time with.
In this case, self-care is really about not putting yourself in situations and around people who are going to make you feel more overwhelmed or more emotional.
2.) Protect Your Heart Chakra
Your heart chakra is where we make meaningful connections with others. When you are feeling extra sensitive or emotional, it can cause your heart chakra energy to swing out of balance. This is something that usually corrects itself in time, but protecting your heart chakra is a great way to support yourself in the meantime.
To protect your heart chakra, consider wearing a necklace that reaches your heart center with a protective stone, crystal or amulet of some kind. The most important thing is that the necklace has meaning for you.
Before wearing the necklace, hold the pendant in your hands and set an intention that it is going to protect you, help you keep your heart open to the good, and clear any negative energy that is not yours to carry.
3.) Get out in Nature
Living in a bustling city or being around a stressful environment of any kind can drain and deplete your energy, especially when you are feeling extra sensitive.
To counteract this, getting out in nature is the perfect remedy. Try to go somewhere that is peaceful and quiet, so you can really soak up the wonderful energy of nature.
Nature has a very balancing effect on the human spirit, which is why it is so powerful. Make it a point to really open your senses and immerse yourself in the experience.
If you don’t have much time and want a quick boost, find a tree and place your hands on its trunk. While touching the tree, close your eyes and ask for Mother Nature to replenish and repair your energy. Give thanks to the tree and Mother Nature once you are done.
4.) Recite a Mantra or Hum a Tune
When you are out in public and suddenly feel really overwhelmed with energy or a bit anxious, the best way to distract yourself is to recite a mantra or hum a tune to your favorite song.
This is simple and easy to do, and will help to direct your energy inwards rather than outwards like a magnet.
Here are some suggestions for mantras you can use:
- “I am strong and confident in myself.”
- “I am protected. I am safe. I am only attracting joy.”
- “I feel clear. I feel light. Everything is alright.”
- “I am at peace. Everything is perfect. I am doing just fine.”
- “I am secure. A shield of white light protects me.”
These suggestions are simple, but can help you to feel a little more secure and centered when you are in a highly sensitive space.