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!