It is not uncommon for Empaths to experience symptoms that let them know they are Empaths. There may be physical changes such as a headache, change in appetite, or sleep patterns. Empathy can also manifest emotionally with feelings of anxiety and depression. Empath Awakening Symptoms can take over your life if you don't know how to handle them properly. In this article, we will show you the most common Empath awakening symptoms and offer solutions on how best to handle them! You Feel Emotionally Overwhelmed You feel so sensitive and raw over every little thing you see and feel. You cry at the drop of a hat, usually over the smallest of things. Even watching a movie is hard for you because everything even slightly sad or unjust pierces your heart like a harpoon. Watching the news or even hearing about the state of the world is impossible to stomach, it can make you feel physically sick, and sometimes it actually makes you sick. The best thing to do is tell those in your immediate surroundings that you feel extremely delicate and to please shield you from any negative interaction. If that is not an option then you need to find a way to shield yourself until you feel strong enough to handle it all. This may mean that you spend more time on your own and regulate your engagement with others and media. You Can't Stop Thinking Of Doom And Gloom This is when sad or traumatic visuals keep playing on a loop in your head. It happens usually when you close your eyes to go to sleep or you are relaxing and daydreaming. This is when you need to train your brain to notice when those thoughts start to play and practice stopping that negative narrative from playing out and tormenting you over and over. My best suggestion is to practice your own replacement therapy. A good way to start is by imagining getting a hug from someone you love and trust, hear them whispering to you that everything is going to be alright that you are safe and that you are loved. It can take some time so another good tool is to keep a store of positive and happy mental images on hand. They can be happy memories, real or made up, pictures that are beautiful to you, songs that bring you joy, or anything else that gives you peace or makes you smile. Your brain is your own personal computer for you to program however you want to, the sooner you program it to default to a positive narrative the better. Pretty soon it will be automatic and this will serve you well for years to come. You Panic In Crowds Maybe you used to love going to the mall or out in the world, but if you are just now awakening as an empath, that would of changed significantly. Bit by bit you feel emotionally and or physically burdened by being around many people. This is because you are becoming like a sponge, and you are absorbing the energy around you at a staggering rate. Until you get a hold on it, the best thing to do is avoid crowds altogether. If you have to go somewhere I suggest you check the location out on google as there is an hourly graph that displays the busy and quite times making it easier and less stressful to schedule your trip. Practice at home with just one person and slowly add more as you become stronger. Start by allocating each person's energy to a specific color. Picture your energy as a color of your choice and only allow that color to permeate you. For example, I picture my energy as pink, when I feel another color trying to merge with my energy I remove myself if possible or I make my pink energy stronger and bigger than their color. Again it takes time but is worth it and all empaths need to practice these kinds of tricks to keep them on an even keel. Take the time to explore the power of your imagination, it is a real tool that will save you time and time again. You Get Into Arguments More Frequently When you can see through the lies it is hard to hold back from saying something. As an empath, you can decide to use your sensitivity when it serves you and learn to shield that sensitivity when it will hurt you. When someone is constantly telling you lies it is easy to want to expose them and blow up at them. But that helps no one, especially not you because it can put you in a valuable position and it is best to take the high road and not be drawn into the BS of another. There are many people in this world that are narcissists and they love to draw you into drama, they delight in it. It is safe to speak your truth around those you trust to be cool, but if you are dealing with a narcissist it is best to walk away or to just let them think that you believe them. I mean who cares anyway what they think? Don't let them get the better of you, you know the truth and that is all that matters. Walk away with a smile on your face because you are the strong one, not them, and you did not let such a disgusting person take your power the way they intended. Narcissists are energy vampires and they love empaths, we are superior to them and they will always seek us out to give them what they lack. You Feel The Weight Of The World On Your Shoulders I relate to this completely. I had an early spiritual awakening at age 5 and from the age of 6, I felt this way. It took half my life to understand that it was not my job to "save the world" and let me tell you dear empath, it is not your job either. It takes everyone playing their part to tip the scales between light and dark and those scales are well and truly tipped now. The rate of souls awakening is huge compared to what it once was and with the influx of starseeds on Earth, we are doing ok. I know it doesn't always feel that it is ok but it is what it is and no one individual can change that. So take that heavy weight off your shoulders and allow yourself to feel the lightness of being, the lightness of being you, the wonderful caring and compassionate you that you are! Do the best you can to make the world a better place and know that, that is your mission, that is why you are an empath and you are doing great. Give yourself a big pat on the back, be happy allow yourself to feel joy, that is so much of the Starseed mission, spread that joy and know you are on the right path, always! Conclusion The first step to handling your empath awakening symptoms is recognizing them. When you're going through an empath awakening, it's not always easy to know how to handle the symptoms. It takes practice but with this guide, I hope that you will feel less alone and more equipped for your journey ahead. We hope that these tips will help you feel more grounded as your life changes in ways that may be difficult at first if they are unfamiliar to you. It's okay if things don't make sense right now, but there is a light at the end of the tunnel! Remember to take things one step at a time and don't let the overwhelm get too much for you! You are not alone and you are stronger than you know. Empaths have a superpower and it is time to learn how to use it instead of it using you.