Dealing With Emotional Baggage

We’re all guilty of it. It appears in numerous forms. We carry them about with us, store them in the darkest recesses of our minds and souls. We have a large collection of recollections of them. It’s not uncommon for people to shed tears at the least provocation when they think about their loved ones. Others may be enraged, harbor profound animosity, and engage in anti-social or confrontational behavior as a result of this.

Many people are haunted by shadows, whether in their dreams or in the midst of the day. Anger out of control, which has the potential to escalate into violence, can strike at any time.

Others will remain in a state of denial, completely cut off from the rest of the world. It’s always someone else’s fault if something goes wrong for certain people; they blame everyone but themselves. What about the victims and the perpetrators of abuse?

Many people get disoriented while trying to locate something they cannot place. There’s something wrong. In schools, workplaces, and churches, a horde of lonesome faces line the streets, sit in public areas, and agonize throughout the day. It’s a constant reminder that we’re all in this together. Road rage is uncontrollable because our roadways are open channels for people to vent their grievances. Scary shit!

Excessive emotional baggage may be costly. When the weight of this responsibility becomes too heavy to carry, some people succumb to it. They see no need to continue the war. They find the world harsh and pointless, and life loses its luster. If there was ever a fight, it’s over for them.

There are many people who live their lives like a piece of driftwood, allowing the river to carry them wherever it will. Is it possible that our reality is so cruel?

What is the source of this emotional pain?

Broken dreams, failed relationships, lost hopes, betrayals, violations, childhood trauma or other types of trauma, contribute to the health concerns. Many of society and the family’s most vulnerable individuals are scarred emotionally by social humiliation and financial calamities, as well as poverty and addiction.

Is our fast-paced society to blame for this? To all of this, we may now add the quest for monetary gain, an unending supply of trinkets and devices, and the rapid advancement of technology. Emotional baggage from broken relationships, diminishing familial ties, and unrealistic expectations of oneself and others is piled on. Some people bear them for a long period.

Even if our bodily requirements are met, we may still find happiness if we take time to listen to our innermost desires. In most areas, there’s an overwhelming amount of resources available, including information, organizations, specialists, and more. Society and people who suffer from deep emotional pain can no longer overlook this crucial issue. 

There has been a revival or revision of wisdom from many civilizations and beliefs in order to fit in with today’s society. If you’re looking for a comprehensive approach, you’ll find it here.

Medical and technological advances are astounding, but just swallowing a pill isn’t always the best course of action.

Determine how much emotional baggage you carry around with you.

Hey, You’ve Got This!

As an entrepreneur, you are well aware that your success cannot be contingent on the judgments of others. As with the wind, opinions fluctuate…as with the weather, opinions fluctuate constantly. To succeed in any activity, you must maintain your course…at any cost! Here are some tried-and-true strategies to assist you on your course.

Abstain from negativity. We are surrounded by negative individuals. They can be family members or a close friend. Oftentimes, it’s the opinions of complete strangers that generate the greatest animosity, as if someone who does’nt know or understand you is capable of expressing a rational opinion about you.

No, you should not shun those in your immediate circle; rather, there are topics of discussion that are less profitable. Accept constructive criticism with grace, but divert the topic away from endless negative talk. Unless you take control, negativity will grow on you.

Strengthen Yourself. No, I am not suggesting that you inflate your ego; rather, you can be your own best source of encouragement by encouraging yourself. How are you going to accomplish this? Read the testimonies of previous entrepreneurs/successful entrepreneurs. Richard Branson, Dr. Claude Anderson, and the great Earvin “Magic” Johnson are among contemporary success tales of persons who rose from “rags to riches” [or from humble beginnings to tremendous influence]. There are several success tales from the past, including those of Earl Graves Sr., James Forten, and Thomas Jennings.

Return to the Beginning.  If you begin to doubt, consider what prompted you to take your “leap of faith” in the first place. Recall what it takes to succeed: discipline, self-confidence, independence, perseverance, and sacrifice, among other things. Consider the anticipated outcomes: a comfortable income, independence, a career you enjoy, and so forth. Finally, recall the worst job you’ve ever had…imagine yourself doing it again. Blah! Utilize all means necessary to push yourself.

Therefore, cast off negative ideas and focus on what is uplifting, motivating, encouraging, warm, kind, and helpful. You are on track to accomplish great things as long as you don’t let the negative remarks of others to distract you.