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How to Stop Absorbing Other People’s Emotions

Emotions such as fear, anger, frustration, and immobility are energies. And you can potentially ‘catch’ these energies from people without realizing it. If you tend to be an emotional sponge, it’s vital to know how to avoid taking on an individual’s negative emotions, or even how to deflect the free-floating negativity in crowds.

Another twist is that chronic anxiety, depression, or stress can turn you into an emotional sponge by wearing down your defenses. Suddenly, you become hyper-attuned to others, especially suffering with similar pain. That’s how empathy works; we zero in on hot-button issues that are unresolved in ourselves.

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I did it! I turned the spare room into a sewing room!

Although the fabric is on display, this is not the way I will have it - I want to make a ‘ladder’ that will lean against the wall that I can put my fabric on. I saw it on pintrest and I think I can do it, no worries!

This room had been used as nothing at all, it had the litter trays and the chest freezer - One day I may add some kind of day-bed or fouton for guests, but right now I wanted a sewing room, and I got one. 

I just completed one of my dream DIY projects.

5 hours of continuous sewing has left me with a head ache, but I’ve bloody done it. I refused to pay £200 for a stupid bloody teepee because I knew I could make one for cheaper and I did!

£30 of wooden dowel, £12.99 curtains from H&M, a couple of scraps of lace and some hard work have left me with this beauty:

Parent’s Reaction to Cosplay: I’ve been cosplaying for a little under a year and my mom has been AMAZING about it! I kinda snuck around at first but eventually I told her and she was really understanding. (She already knew waaay to much about my fandoms). But now, a year later I have a shelf in my room displaying my wigs, a dresser exclusively for cosplay and a sewing nook set up in the family room.
—  chaoticmisch