Have you ever been on a trip where you needed to pack a suitcase? A suitcase serves its purpose by carrying our “stuff” from one place to another but it can be a hindrance if we had to carry it everywhere we go especially for long periods of time.
Unfortunately, as we experience life, we sometimes encounter challenging situations or events that can create emotional baggage that may seem unnoticeable at first but try carrying something light for an extended period and it too becomes heavy and tiresome. The thing about emotional baggage is it not only affects us, but it also affects those that are connected to our lives starting from our inner circle and into the community.
The thing about emotional baggage is it’s not as straightforward as unpacking a physical suitcase as it runs deeper and can be more complex depending on the experience and events that have occurred. Unpacking emotional baggage should be done in a way that doesn’t cause distress but rather liberty. As you choose to unpack, much patience is required and please don’t forget to be kind to yourself during the process.
As I finish writing for the week, I wanted to challenge you to live your best life. Living your best life is going to take work, but it’s worth it. If you are currently going through a hard time or by unpacking your baggage it has brought up unease can I encourage you to reach out for help and don’t stop until you get it? Life isn’t meant to be done alone. Until next week I wish you all the best. C