“You are a being of immense depth, wisdom, and compassion. You are a pioneer and trailblazer of humanity, a model for others on how to be sensitive and powerful. All the strength and love you need is already within you, waiting to be discovered.” Mateo Sol

In my intuitive holistic life coaching business, many of the people I coach describe themselves as empaths and intuitive. Individuals born with a unique ability to feel and sense at a deep level. This is a wonderful gift – but the problem is intuitive empaths get bombarded and often end up stressed, anxious, burnt out and overwhelmed. I know this only too well as an intuitive empath myself.

Is this you? Do you regularly come home from work feeling emotional and exhausted? Are you having trouble sleeping? Do you take on too much and find it difficult to say no? Are you always focusing your attention and energy on others?

If you relate to the above, you my five tips for empaths in business can help you restore your energy levels and find a sense of balance and wholeness again.

Step one:         Align and set boundaries

Who are you at a soul level? Have you explored your inner you? You have so much power and passion at the soul level and this fuels your true self. When you come to every task, every day with this alignment, everything works better. Take time regularly to tune in to yourself. To connect with who you are and why you do that you do. What are your needs? How much energy do you really have? Asking yourself these questions helps you get in touch with yourself more.

Setting boundaries is a huge thing. Empaths tend to be over givers, often putting themselves at the bottom of the pile. But you can’t give from an empty vessel. Before saying yes, spend a few moments tuning in and asking yourself if it’s something you really feel you can give to.

Step two:         Use and trust your abilities

What we are here for is to use our abilities for good, but often we simply end up frustrated and misunderstood.

Been in a meeting that didn’t ‘feel’ right? Perhaps more communication could have been used. Tune in to what you are feeling after that meeting and use what you receive to bring about better outcomes. Stop the ‘they never listen to me’ habit. Use your gifts to be more proactive, and to bring about good.

Often empaths sense issues others don’t pick up on – but can end up doubting what they know. Once you stop buying into the doubt and trust yourself and your abilities, you move into a position of empowerment.

Step three:      Write down your feelings regularly

I’m a huge believer in the power of writing down feelings. For me, writing helped me heal my life and release deeply embedded patterns and beliefs I’d carried from childhood. Journaling and reflective writing offers us a safe space to explore how we really feel, and when we start to see ourselves on the page in front of us, we become less caught up in repetitive thinking and open the door to change.

If you don’t already journal but are interested, I have several online self-paced courses that teach the art of journaling for well-being. You can find out more about them here: https://belindabennetts.co.uk/well-being-courses-northern-ireland/

Step four:        Ensure you take time out to replenish

As empaths, we need space and a lot of it. When we fail to give ourselves time alone to replenish, we quickly become overwhelmed and exhausted. Taking time might be going for a walk in a forest or on the beach, curling up with a good book, or taking a long bath. It is vital to ensure you take this time regularly – before you feel burnt out. It’s not a luxury – it’s a necessity.

Step five:         Work with an intuitive coach

I’m a big believer in being supported by someone who truly understands one’s experience. Sometimes we can’t see ourselves as objectively as we’d like to, and having an intuitive coach gives us the space to explore what’s really going on, look at what we’d like to change, and develop clear steps that empower us to grow and develop. If this is something that resonates, I offer one to one sessions via zoom. In person sessions are currently not available but will be soon. You can find out more about sessions here: https://belindabennetts.co.uk/personal-development-courses/

I hope you find these tips useful. Being an empath is a truly wonderful gift and with lots of self-compassion, understanding and care, we can flourish in any area of life.