You’re an (drumroll)... Emotional Empath.
*Share your type on your Instagram story and tag @naomicourtney.co! Let's keep connecting one another with more empaths out there.You naturally pick up on the emotions of others. You're like a sponge for other people’s emotions and energy. When someone else feels excited, you feel excited. When someone else feels terrible, you feel terrible too. Being an emotional empath is a special gift. But I get it, it sure can be draining! It can be really draining to be around people who constantly complain, or don't honor your boundaries, or take advantage of your empathy. We can be drained by energy vampires quite easily.So what does that mean for you? You need strong boundaries like you need air and water.Ready To Set and Maintain Boundaries Like A Boss? Tips on Setting Healthy Boundaries: 1. Get clear on where your boundaries are being violated: There are many different types of boundary violations out there, but here are a few:-Verbal: Never being heard or listened to. Not being able to speak your truth. Being yelled or screamed at. Receiving degrading comments about your integrity or character.-Psychological/Emotional: Gaslighting. Having your emotional experience denied. Tearing down your self-esteem and self-worth. Criticizing, judging, threatening, or demeaning you. Manipulating, blaming, and making fun of you.-Physical: Violating your personal space and privacy. Being intimidated by physically aggressive behavior (ex. getting in your face, slamming around household objects loudly, physical abuse - *please seek professional support if you are in a physically abusive relationship).2. Set Healthy Boundary "Rules": Where do the rules need to be applied in your life? Is it a work, at home, or with some friends? Create boundary "rules" that you can apply to all of the relationships in your life (ex. No work phone calls after 6 pm, office hours are Monday through Friday only, having a time-limit of how long you'll spend on the phone with your complaining mother, etc.). You have to be consistent because these boundaries aren't really for the people you're setting them with, they're for you. 3. Focus on self-care and self-worth: When we have poor boundaries, our self-care can go out the window. When was the last time you got a moment alone? Have you eaten properly today? Are you getting a full 8-hours of sleep each night? Whatever you need to thrive, are you doing it? Also, build up your self-worth. Understand that you are worthy of an equal energy exchange and that you're worthy of respect. Unlearn the behaviors of letting people walk all over you and you over-giving. Listen to the way you feel after interacting with a person. Our emotions let us know when our boundaries have been violated. Who am I to tell you how to set healthy boundaries? Funny you should ask…Aloha! I’m Naomi! I am an Internationally Board Certified Life and Success Coach and Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) Practitioner, an INFJ, a mother, and the host of the That’s Deep Podcast. I help empaths understand their gifts, overcome energetic overwhelm, release limiting beliefs & create stronger boundaries in relationships.I was inspired to start my business because I want to help other empaths start to gain a deeper understanding of themselves. This is key in being able to clearly understand who we are, how we thrive, and what we need in our relationships. It wasn’t too long ago that I was feeling stuck in a state of disempowerment within my relationships. Always trying to understand others and show up for their needs, but never really honored what I needed as an individual.I was burnt out and overwhelmed energetically and emotionally, lacked solid boundaries, and I was really tired of feeling misunderstood by my loved ones. “How can I get them to understand me?” I’d always ask myself. Looking back, what I really needed to do first was to understand myself better on a deeper level. I’m an empath woman and mother and it is my mission to bring more clarity and empowerment to sensitives through self-discovery (MBTI® and the science of empathy) and mindset shifts (NLP). You deserve this. You got this. And I got you 🙌Meet me in your inbox? I'll send you a free Guided-Meditation!