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5 journal prompts on regaining your emotional safe space




Empath, you were asked to take onโ€ฆโฃ

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๐Ÿ’œ Someone elseโ€™s emotionsโฃ

๐Ÿ’œ Someone elseโ€™s fearsโฃ

๐Ÿ’œ The responsibility of being someone else. โฃ

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What you heard from others was: โ€œ๐˜š๐˜ข๐˜ท๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ง๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ ๐˜ฎ๐˜บ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ธ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฐ๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ด, ๐˜ ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏโ€™๐˜ต ๐˜ฌ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฐ๐˜ธ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ธ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ญ ๐˜ธ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ฉ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฎ, ๐˜ด๐˜ฐ ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฐ๐˜ธ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜บโ€™๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ฑ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜ฃ๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜บโ€. โฃ

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Here is why you heard it so loudly: โฃ

โžก๏ธ someone else could/would not take ownership of their emotions, for fear of facing them. โฃ

โžก๏ธ you felt like you had to take it upon yourself to release that person of their emotions. โฃ

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So, your go to cycle becameโ€”โฃ

๐Ÿ”„ take their feelingsโฃ

๐Ÿ”„ replace your own emotions with theirsโฃ

๐Ÿ”„ make them happyโฃ

๐Ÿ”„ ease their discomfortโฃ

๐Ÿ”„ struggle with yourself trying to figure out how to identify your own emotions.โฃ

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Now this isnโ€™t a quick fix, there is some work to be done. โฃ

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๐Ÿ“ ๐ฃ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ๐ง๐š๐ฅ ๐ฉ๐ซ๐จ๐ฆ๐ฉ๐ญ๐ฌ ๐จ๐ง ๐ซ๐ž๐ ๐š๐ข๐ง๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ ๐ž๐ฆ๐จ๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง๐š๐ฅ ๐ฌ๐ฉ๐š๐œ๐ž: โฃ

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1๏ธโƒฃ Does this cycle happen more frequently with specific individuals in my life?โฃ

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2๏ธโƒฃ If yes to the above question, think back to a time when this individual intentionally or unintentionally expected you to relieve them of their emotions? โฃ

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3๏ธโƒฃ Why do you feel obligated to take on this personโ€™s emotion? โฃ

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4๏ธโƒฃ How can I distinguish what is being projected onto me and what I truly feel? โฃ

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5๏ธโƒฃ Reflect: what am I truly feeling during this experience? โฃ

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At the end of the day, you're only responsible for carrying your own emotions. โฃ

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Drop a wave ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ down below if you'd like to dive further into empowering yourself. โฃ

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I'll shoot ya a DM, let's chat on it. โฃ

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