Some days it is so hard to drown out all of the noise — it becomes deafening. Some days I can’t decipher my own emotions from flood of everyone elses. Some days I just want quiet. Just a few moments of calm before the seas start raging again.
This is what my brain feels like constantly. I feel everything all at once. All the feelings rushing around my head like a little kid on christmas — chaos. It’s part of my problem. Along with having high anxiety I also feel what other people feel. If you are sad I feel sad, your pain is my pain. Empath I believe is the term to describe that.
I love that I can be empathetic towards issues that other people face. I find empathy in general is a unique human emotion. It allows us the ambility to be understanding to the plight of others. It allows us to be a little more kind instead of judgmental. But sometimes being an overly empathetic person, especially one with anxiety, is debilitating. I just wish that sometimes I could stop feeling everything, just for a brief moment of peace. There are days I feel so overwhelmed with the problems of others that it becomes hard to think or breathe. At that point my anxiety takes over and makes things worse by a substantial amout. Anxiety makes it impossible to distinuish my own emotions and feels apart from those of others. It is a swarm of feelings swimming around my head.
I love that I am an empathetic person, I really do, but sometimes it really is exhausting. Sometimes I just wish I could turn my thoughts off. Anyone have any advice on how to calm your mind? I’d love to hear your ideas