You're exhausted but can't stay asleep because your thoughts are racing. You're constantly tired, but you don't know why. It feels like there's a heavy weight on your chest that's keeping you from breathing.
It's no wonder you feel like this—you are feeling too much! You can't escape yourself or the world around you, making you feel like your energy is being drained away by every thought and emotion.
But there IS a solution: setting boundaries with your emotions.
When we feel too much, it's because we're taking on other people's emotions as our own. We are so connected to them that we end up feeling the same way they do without even knowing it! And then we get overwhelmed by all these feelings and want to run away from them—which is precisely what happens when we focus on ignoring them instead of learning how to manage them.
So what can we do? How do we set boundaries with our emotions? The answer lies in understanding where these emotions come from and learning how to identify them for what they are: messages from our subconscious telling us something important about ourselves or someone else. How do you feel after talking to some people, drained or rejuvenated? If they drain you, shorten the conversation and see how you feel.
My name is Annica Johansson and I am an Art Life Coach, Certified Sound Healer and Artist. I am writing about personal development, daily musings, spirituality and depicting mother nature's amazing beauty. Welcome!