If you're an empath and have depression, our friend, then right now, we'd like to share with you a little story that we recently posted on social media.
The Struggles Of Having Depression And Being An Empath
I tend to feel more for others than I feel for myself. I abandon my own needs by pouring energy and love into other people.
When I'm alone, I still focus my attention on others and read into their emotions ... which fuels the already negative thoughts in my head. Small things begin to trigger a deeper reaction than they should.
Sometimes, it can be so exhausting absorbing other people's feelings that I'm prone to feeling tired and I socially withdraw.
It is in those moments that I want to reach out for help. But, I fear that I'll be a burden on others.
And, in this way, it can be hard to strike a balance between having empathy for others and having compassion for yourself.
Key Takeaway: Please be your own friend and practice self-care. It's not a luxury - it's essential.
All our love,
The Depression Project Team.