Emotional Baggage is a metaphor that refers to our negative, unprocessed, unresolved and unexpressed feelings and emotions
from our past experiences. If not at all times we exhibit some signs in our
day today interactions. Some of the emotional baggage we might carry with us all along can be guilt, regret, fear, inner criticism, anxiousness, anger or
irritated feeling and lots of other emotions which we might share with everyone around us.
Any type of
emotional baggage, if not taken care of, can negatively impact our current
experiences with our relationships, our friendships, family, career and much
Imagine you’re carrying a backpack with a heavy
baggage, getting heavier by the day and adding more weight on you. Imagine all
the negotiations, arguments, secrets, compromises, pain, trauma and a whole lot of other stuff you carry
on your shoulders that weigh you down constantly or at least often. It can interfere with your personal and professional life and you can miss out on the contentment and the joy of life in the present. It can also lead to physical and mental issues like tight shoulders or neck, headaches, upset stomachs and a whole lot of other issues.
baggage’s hold you back?? Does it feel necessary to drop them to feel
answer is “yes”……
One of the
best way to assess if you have a baggage is to read between the lines when
people say you are hard to deal with or you are too closed. So pay attention
and listen to people who make you realize that you have to let go of the old
Now imagine letting go of all the unresolved
emotional issues, traumas and stresses from the past that occupy your mind and
way to address this issue is to learn from your past experiences and try to
have a healthy behavior patterns leaving your personal perceptions of your past
in the past. It helps you strengthen yourself and mature as you face a new day
in a healthier way.
Make some lifestyle changes to help you in the process and practice self-awareness and try not to repeat the unhealthy behavior of the past. As you work on them you need to give yourself a lot of time while you can practice forgiveness.
It may not be easy to change the pattern and
there are no quick fixes either.
But does staying the same help???
Don’t you think if the past feelings haven’t
been addressed it hangs on and becomes a burden for us and others who deal with
us in the present or future?
Think about it…….
Life can only get better by transformation.
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