How to Protect Yourself as an Empath

Protect Yourself as an Empath

Empaths are people that pick up the energy of those around them. Being an empath is a gift and you need to make sure that you are setting boundaries and keeping yourself safe so that you can protect your wellbeing.

What is an Empath?

An empath is a gift that is a psychic power. It gives you the ability to feel the energies and even the physical ailments of those around you. This is where you can read the emotions so deeply that sometimes you feel the feelings.

If someone is happy, you will feel happy and joyful but if someone is angry or upset, this can change your mood fast.

Some empaths don’t even realize that they are picking up the energy of other people. You might go into a room and all of a sudden feel bad and not be sure why. Maybe you feel weird all of a sudden or you feel out of control with your emotions. This means that you are picking up the energies of the room.

Knowing this and understanding that this can happen to you can help you to realize that you can protect yourself and your energies. If you experience something negative like a pandemic or a natural disaster, this can affect how you feel.

It can be hard for empaths to deal with all of the emotions that come to them. It can make them tired and make them feel bad out of nowhere.

Knowing If You are an Empath

You probably wouldn’t be checking out this article if you didn’t think you, were an empath. If you are reading this, that can be your first sign.

Feelings in Public

Pay attention to what you feel when you go into public or into a room. Does your mood change out of nowhere? Were you happy and then all of a sudden, your mood shifted?

Look at your feelings and see if you feel different when you go to somewhere new. We all feel different around whatever people that we are around and if you feel different around different people then it can mean you are an empath.

Empaths can even feel sicknesses that people have. If you are around someone that has a broken bone or a headache and then all of a sudden you feel that pain, you are probably an empath.

Feelings from Nowhere

If you are good and then out of nowhere, you start feeling differently, you are probably picking up the feelings of someone else.

When you are home and you feel great and then you go to the store and you feel angry, you are picking up the energy of someone close to you. You might even be picking up energy from a place or an object. This can be a prediction of something is going to happen close to you that might be negative.

Feeling Differently

If you feel different around different people, you are probably an empath. Empaths pick up the feelings of those that are close to them or even a building or an object. You can tell that you are doing this if you pick up feelings when someone new comes in.

Taking on Someone Else’s Feelings

You can know that you are picking up someone else’s feeling by how you are feeling when someone new comes into the room or where you are. You will see that their energy will change your energy, and this happens because it goes into your aura field.

If you walk into a room and out of nowhere it feels upsetting or scary, this means you are picking up different emotions. You might also feel happiness when you go into a room and this is the same situation.

Protecting Yourself as an Empath

One thing that you can do is to make sure that you are grounded. You need to make sure that your chakras are strong and that you are doing what you can to keep your life strong and good.

You can ground yourself by going out in nature and taking your shoes off or you can keep your root chakra strong by gardening or by connecting with the earth.


Imagine that a bubble is protecting you and keeping you safe. Even though you have an aura, imagine a bubble going around you and your aura. This will keep you safe and will bounce their energy back at them.

Put whatever kind of shield around yourself that you want to put around you. This can be light or a bubble or whatever you need.

Cut Cords

Do not attach to people in your life. Some cords are so strong that it can cause you to feel stuck and cause you to be connected to that persons energy.

Cut cords with anyone that you don’t need in your life and this can keep your energy strong and secure. Cutting cords doesn’t mean that you don’t like the person, all it means is that you are keeping your energy for yourself and letting them keep theirs.

Imagine that you are cutting the cords and that you have scissors that will release the cords for you. Ask your guides to help you get rid of your energy cords and reach your higher self. Always have boundaries.

Spiritual Guides

Your guides are there to protect you and keep you safe and to guide you. Ask your guides to guide you and to keep your emotions strong. Ask them to come and help you to do good things in your life.

You can ask your guides to cleanse your energies and to clear out anything that is negative in your life.


Take time to meditate and clear your energies. You can protect yourself and make sure that you are balancing your chakras and that you are clearing out energy that isn’t yours.

Give the Energy Back

Similar to cutting cords, you can give back the energy that people give to you. Tell the universe that you don’t want their energy and send it back to them.

Imagine that you are handing them back their energy and this will clear in your body and make you feel better.


You need to make sure that you are protected if you are an empath. The energy around you will affect you and once you understand that this energy is not your own, you will not have to worry about fixing it or making it better, just give it back to them.

Once you are able to learn to ground yourself and to protect yourself, you will see that your energy can be strong, and you will be able to focus on your own emotions and your own feelings.

You should always embrace the gifts of the universe such as being an empath and once you realize that you can be in charge of your gift, you will learn to love it.