Empaths are sponges and we pick up the energy from others everywhere. We pick up energy at work, at the store, at a stoplight, from each person we interact with, to what we watch on T.V. or listen to on the radio. The energy you pick up accumulates in your body throughout the day. Because of this, it is important to give yourself permission to pause, reset, and re-tune in the middle of the day. Your mid-day break doesn’t have to be a long one, or consist of anything that is too complex. Your break can be a short walk outside, a quick meditation, or even time with an animal or pet.