WHY AM I SO EFFING TIRED?
Many of us are walking around with a massive suitcase of unresolved emotional baggage that is weighing us down and holding us back in life. Sometimes emotional trauma has been stored in the body as stress for years, sometimes decades and often we are totally oblivious to it.
This type of stress cannot be fixed by diet, exercise and supplements alone. Whilst these are super important for your health and wellbeing, resolving your emotional pain is absolutely key to releasing stress from the body.
For some people drinking loads of vino, chain smoking, overeating or shopping up a storm and racking up tens of thousands of dollars in credit card debt is their way of avoiding dealing with their emotional pain. However, these are just band aid solutions and don't resolve the issue, now not only are you raking up financial debt, you're raking up emotional debt too.
Here are a few tips to help you free yourself of your emotional debt.
Forgive yourself and others
Built up anger and resentment is one of the fastest ways to create stress, disease and illness in the body. We get angry at someone and rather than dealing with it responsibly, we swallow it up and allow it to fester in our body like mouldy cheese.
All the while the person we are angry at doesn't even know it and all we are doing is hurting ourselves, its just cray cray!.
To forgive someone is to cancel the debt that you feel they owe you and release the hurt that has passed between you. This doesn't mean that you condone their behaviour or allow them back into your lives, it just means to release them with love.
The same goes for yourself, stop beating yourself up for the mistakes you made in the past. Acknowledge them, learn the lesson and know that you were doing the best you could at the time and now you can do better.
Release limiting beliefs
Unfortunately most of us have been programmed to have some sort of limiting beliefs that are causing us stress and holding us back in life. Perhaps you got dumped and believe you are not loveable or girlfriend material, or maybe you lost your job and now believe you are not smart or employable anymore.
Whatever the belief, you can either choose to play the same story on repeat and let it keep you stuck in fear town or you can jump off the cliff by releasing it and letting it go.
It's time hun to stop letting your past experiences determine your future and release all limiting beliefs holding you back.
Ask for help
Most people find addressing their emotional baggage very difficult and painful. Let me tell you hun, it takes guts to look at yourself, own your shit and make a change, thats why we usually choose to self medicate to avoid the pain.
But we are here to thrive not just survive and there is no need to live in struggle town all by yourself. There is no shame in asking for help, I have had many therapists over the years who have helped me and I wouldn't be where I am today without them.
Ensure you have a great support network around you such as friends and family. Or perhaps you need to consult with a health coach or therapist to guide you through your emotional healing.