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Protecting Your Energy

Coping Strategies for Sensitive People

Being highly empathic is a beautiful gift that allows you to deeply connect with others and understand their emotions. However, it also means that you are more susceptible to picking up the energy of those around you, which can be draining and overwhelming. It is crucial to protect your energy and set boundaries to maintain your emotional well-being. In this blog post, we will explore some effective strategies for protecting your energy from people who drain you.

Recognize Your Energy Drain

The first step in protecting your energy is to recognize the people and situations that drain you. Take some time to reflect on your interactions and notice how you feel after spending time with certain individuals. Do you feel exhausted, anxious, or emotionally depleted? These are signs that someone may be draining your energy.

Pay attention to the patterns and dynamics in your relationships. Are there certain people who consistently leave you feeling drained? Are there specific situations or environments that leave you feeling overwhelmed? Identifying these energy drains is essential in taking proactive steps to protect yourself.

Set Clear Boundaries

Setting clear boundaries is crucial when it comes to protecting your energy. Communicate your needs and limits to others, and don’t be afraid to say no when necessary. It’s important to prioritize your well-being and not overextend yourself. Establishing boundaries is an essential aspect of maintaining healthy relationships and personal well-being. Clearly communicate your needs, expectations, and limits to others. This can be done by expressing your feelings assertively, using “I” statements, and being consistent in enforcing your boundaries.

Establishing boundaries can be challenging, especially if you are a natural people-pleaser or afraid of conflict. However, remember that setting boundaries is not selfish; it is an act of self-care. Healthy boundaries help to create a balance between giving and receiving energy in your relationships. You must prioritize your own mental and emotional health.

Practice Self-Care Regularly

Self-care is vital for maintaining your energy and emotional well-being. Make sure to prioritize activities that replenish and recharge you. This can include activities such as meditation, yoga, spending time in nature, journaling, or engaging in hobbies that bring you joy.

Find what works best for you and make self-care a non-negotiable part of your routine. By taking care of your own needs, you will have more energy to give to others without feeling depleted.

Surround Yourself with Positive Energy

One of the most effective ways to protect your energy is to surround yourself with positive and uplifting individuals. Seek out relationships with people who support and uplift you, rather than draining your energy.

Take note of the people in your life who bring you joy, inspire you, and make you feel energized. Cultivate those relationships and spend more time with those individuals. Surrounding yourself with positive energy will help to counterbalance any draining interactions you may have.

Use Affirmations

Using positive statements can help safeguard your energy and maintain your well-being. By incorporating affirmations into your daily routine, you can create a shield of positivity around yourself, helping you to stay grounded and protected from negative influences. Remember to repeat these affirmations regularly to reinforce their power and keep your energy levels high.

“I am safe, strong, healthy, happy, and resilient.”
“I am powerfully protected at all times by divine light.”
“I am free of everything that is not mine, and everything that does not serve my highest good.”
“I am lovingly looking after myself.”
“I am responsible for my happiness, not the happiness of others.”

Cut Cords of Fear

Cutting, or better yet removing, cords with people who drain you or bring you stress, also helps. Cutting or removing energetic cords can be done by visualizing a cutting tool (i.e. scissors, sword, lightsaber) and mentally severing the connection between you and the other person. You can also imagine a bright light surrounding you and burning away any cords that are draining your energy. Another method is to ask for help from your spirit guides or call on Archangels Michael and Raphael to assist you in releasing these cords and protecting your energy field.

It is important to ensure that this cutting comes from a place of love. You can set the intention for Spirit / Source to send the person love and bolster their energy while removing the cords with them.The intention is to remove only cords of fear, not love bonds.

It’s important to focus on self-care and protection after removing these cords to prevent them from reattaching.

Practice Grounding Techniques

Grounding techniques can be helpful in releasing any negative energy you may have absorbed from others. These techniques involve connecting with the present moment and your own energy, rather than being influenced by external factors.

Some grounding techniques you can try include deep breathing exercises, visualization, and physical activities such as walking barefoot in nature or practicing yoga. Experiment with different techniques and find what works best for you.

Limit Exposure to Energy Drains

If certain people or situations consistently drain your energy, it may be necessary to limit your exposure to them. This doesn’t mean cutting people out of your life completely, but rather being mindful of the amount of time and energy you invest in those relationships.

Set boundaries around how often you interact with energy-draining individuals and create distance when needed. It’s important to prioritize your own well-being and not feel obligated to constantly be available to others at the expense of your own energy.


Being highly empathic can be both a blessing and a challenge. While it allows you to deeply connect with others, it also means that you are more susceptible to picking up their energy, which can be draining. By recognizing your energy drains, setting clear boundaries, practicing self-care, surrounding yourself with positive energy, practicing grounding techniques, and limiting exposure to energy drains, you can protect your energy and maintain your emotional well-being.

Remember, protecting your energy is not selfish; it is essential for your own health and happiness. Prioritize self-care and create a supportive environment that allows you to thrive as an empathic individual.


  • Steve Clayton

    Steve is a compassionate, wise energy healer who helps people and animals regain their inner balance. For years, he supported the local holistic community as the founder and organizer of the Riverview Holistic Fairs, and as a member of the Riverview Health and Wellness Committee.

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