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How to Stop Over-Empathizing

Feel on the Verge of Outrage Fatigue? 5 Simple Strategies to Stop from Burning Out

Feel on the Verge of Outrage Fatigue? 5 Simple Strategies to Stop from Burning Out

It’s almost impossible to turn on your TV, computer, or phone without being bombarded with more bad news. 

With one cause after another needing (and deserving) help, and one tragedy after another creating a sense of outrage in our hearts, compassionate people run the very real risk of experiencing “outrage fatigue.” At it’s essence, outrage fatigue causes caring people to become so overwhelmed and exhausted by the awfulness of it all that we hide away, shutting down from everything as a survival instinct to a heart that cannot take anymore hurting. 

How to Stop Auto-Helping: 4 Steps to Deciding Whether You Should Get Involved

How to Stop Auto-Helping: 4 Steps to Deciding Whether You Should Get Involved

Are you an "auto-helper?" 

If you instinctively help regardless if you have the time, money, or inclination to do so and end up running the to rescue for every sob story or cause which crosses your path, then you are.

Because you help automatically, you can end up getting in way over your head with the amount of assistance or money which is requested. When this happens, you'll either push yourself to the point you are financially or physically broke, or you’ll develop resentment over all you’re doing with no one assisting you.