“People inspire you or they drain you. Pick them wisely.  – Hans F. Hansen

Do you have someone in your life draining your energy?

For empaths or highly sensitive people, it can be soul-sucking or even debilitating to continuously be stuck in people-pleasing mode. (Take my mom for example – she suffered a massive stroke in 2012 as a result of giving too much without taking care of herself.)

Is there someone in your life who you dread receiving a text from or walking into a room with? These people bring drama into your life and prevent you from shining your light.

In this episode of The Elevated Life®, we’re sharing strategies to help you protect yourself from the soul-sucking influence of energy vampires.

In this video we talk about:

💜 The red flag statement that will help you identify an energy vampire

💜 How empaths attract narcissists

💜 Why you shouldn’t try to change an energy vampire

💜 How to deal with negative emotions without letting them bring you down

1. Minimize Contact

You don’t need to push the energy vampires in your life away forever, but you can start to set boundaries that keep them from draining you.

You can still be a loving friend even if you don’t answer their phone calls at 1 am or let them come over every time they’re in a bad mood.

Sometimes the best thing you can do to help someone heal is to stop being their crutch.

By setting boundaries around how much you allow this person around you, you will help them to stand on their own and stop leaning on you.

2. Feel and Express Your Negative Emotions

As a lightworker, you might feel that you have to wear a happy mask all of the time. Life comes with lots of ups and downs, you just have to be able to come back to your center.

When negative emotions come up, you have to let yourself feel them. Rage, anger, and injustice can be overwhelming feelings for empaths, so you have to remind yourself that you are not your emotions.

Stored energy can be very harmful and you might find yourself taking out your repressed emotions on the wrong person later on. That’s why it’s so important to let your feelings move through your body.

3. Stop Feeling Guilty

Don’t blow up your own life, by trying to save everyone else’s.

You have to start making yourself a priority, even if it brings up guilt at first. 

Once you become a badass empath who protects themselves at all costs, while still giving love to others, you can afford to have an energy vampire in your life.

If you don’t know where to begin when it comes to consistent self-care, make sure to sign up for my FREE 7 Day Self Care Kickstart Challenge. I’ll help you dive into self-love so that no one can drain your energy.

Tune in and let us know in the comments below which tips you’re going to put into practice.

Do you consider yourself to be a highly sensitive person?

Are you someone who feels everything (especially the emotions and feelings of others)?

It’s a gift, not a curse.

Empaths are some of the most compassionate people. They are the first to lend a hand, be someone to lean on, and help someone in need. They’re our nurses, teachers, and caregivers.

But they also get taken advantage of, preyed upon, and used by people abusing their good nature.

To succeed as a healer, you have to be a BADASS.

It’s not enough to just sit back and take everything the world throws your way. You’ll burn out and eventually resent the work you were put here to do.

That’s why we’re so excited to arm you with our strategies for reclaiming your power, standing up for yourself, and taking charge of your mental and emotional health.

Join us for the Badass Empath masterclass this month inside The Elevated Life® membership club.

You’ll discover:

💓 The 6 Empath Kryptonites

💓 Our technique to become immune to criticism

💓 How to stop being a people pleaser

💓 The three types of people need to remove from your life

💓 An easy exercise to eliminate feeling drained

💓 The counterintuitive step you need to take to stop being taken advantage of

💓 Plus 3 powerful, guided meditations to help the training stick

Ready to ELEVATE your life to the next level?

You can access this training and over 25 masterclasses from success to spirituality to help you elevate every area of your life by joining The Elevated Life® membership club.

Join us for live monthly masterclasses, group coaching, yoga, and meditation practice, and accountability from our community of like-minded souls on a mission to ELEVATE!