Friday, August 29, 2014

Letting Go of Emotional Baggage

Hello Everyone! 

 

It's time for a long over due inspirational post. Today I want to write about emotional baggage.  Harboring emotional can really have a negative affect on a persons overall wellbeing. Letting go of hurtful things or negative feelings can sometimes be difficult. Speaking from personal experience, I've had emotional baggage in the past. I realized that carrying around emotional baggage just brings about negative thoughts and feelings. I came up with a list that helps me let go of emotional baggage. 

1. Accept the things I can't change

In life people are going to do or say things that get to us, or things aren't going to go as we planned. The best things I've learned is to not give people or situations etc. control over how I feel. 

2. I'm allowed to feel upset/sad, but not for too long

Being upset, sad, disappointed etc. is understandable when you're dealing with emotional baggage. However, dwelling on your negative thoughts will only make you feel worse. I try not to dwell on things that make me feel bad.

3. (When possible) Remove people or things that cause emotional baggage

When I see people or things that aren't good for me, I remove myself. That's the great thing about life, we get to make choices.

4. Find an outlet

Piggybacking off number 3, when I have to deal with people or things that cause me to feel distressed, I try to focus my attention on hobbies or activities that make me happy. Sometimes we have to deal with unpleasant people or situations becuase it's a part of life.

5. Look forward to the future, and let go of the past.

This is pretty much explanatory. Letting go of the past can be hard, but it's the only way to move on. I try to look forward to positive things in the future. 


I hope these tips help! How do you deal emotional baggage?

Thanks for reading!

20 comments:

  1. Very helpful tip doll thanks for sharing will keep some in mind. Enjoy your weekend.
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  2. Great post. We all go through that at some point and its good to have an outlet to help you deal with things.

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  3. Really great post and awesome advice pilar!! Looking forward to the future is a great one because it doesn't do anyone good to dwell on things! My biggest fault is stressing and worrying too much!

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  4. This was an excellent post Pilar. I've had to delete toxic people from my life. I felt much better afterwards. It was a life lesson.

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  5. Great inspirational post! Everything you wrote is so true and helpful. Very well written!

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  6. This was a really great post, Pilar!! Great tips and really helpful!!

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    1. Thank you! I'm glad you found my tips helpful!

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  7. Love this post. Your right it isn't good to hold onto things. sometimes you have to forgive people even if they don't deserve it not for them but for yourself. Also if isn't good to hold things in, releasing your emotions will make you feel better. Can't wait for your next inspirational post.

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    1. Thank you! Hopefully I can post more inspirational post more closer together. This one was long overdue!

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  8. Great post! This is such an important topic to write about. I agree holding on to emotional baggage isn't healthy. At some point you have to come to terms with dealing with you feelings.

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  9. Great tips! It's so hard for me to let things go sometimes and I end up making myself sick. I've learned that exercise helps me work through stuff -- a nice hike with my dogs or bike ride with the kids de-stresses me.

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    1. Thank you! It's great you can find a outlet when you are going through something! Those are such healthy activities!

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  10. I feel like I'm reading my own thoughts. I'm also on my journey to letting go. These are wise steps to letting go, Pilar. Kudos to you!

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