Feeling clogged up? Bloated? Stressed? Sleep deprived? Not happy?
Well sorry to say but you are – Emotionally Overweight.
We are aware about our physical weight in all aspects. We seek help too for the same. We run around to get our body looking great and our body image to look as sparkling as ever.
Since the last few months I have been feeling very clogged and bloated up. And that’s when it hit me that I was gaining weight- mental and emotional weight.
This is the weight we can’t SEE, but can only feel. Sadly, but true we don’t take our feelings very seriously. We only believe what we see.
We only think of our physical weight cause it’s going to harm the other organs in our body, and that’s when we really start to do something about it. We all have a limit to our body weight, right? BMI. If you are X height then your weight should be X. So why don’t we check that up even for our emotional weight? Our emotional space can also be carrying weight that it isn’t permitted to, hence we are uneasy. We carry a lot of judgments and past baggage that lead us to making overwhelming decisions and finally we get all clogged up. Today a tooth decay happens due to stress. It’s our physical body telling us to first look at our emotional quotient to repair our physical weight and strength.
Why is it important to be Emotionally fit?
So here is an important reason why.
If you have a box of 10 apples and from that box, one of the apples has gone bad; what would you do? Remove that rotten apple and keep the rest 9 clean? or else let that apple ruin the others too by its decay?
Remove it! Great, that’s what I thought you’d say. So now let’s look at this – if you have 10 memories in your mind and one of them is a hurtful/ stressful one what would you do?
Hmm…. see you wouldn’t think of it that way. We don’t think that one tiny thought in our minds can cloud the judgement over many other thoughts that ARE great.
And I tell this to you this out of experience- We all have that one, just that one thought that makes our life seem so hard. Makes it just so impossible to focus or see the good in anything else that’s going good for us. Even our mental health doctors would say – lose the weight!
It sure is hard to let go of the feelings or thoughts that are important to us, but if there is a dead end and there is no way it can be revived to the way you want it to be- either let it go or keep it aside for a while don’t keep poking it and see what it manifests into.
In my 26 years of existence I have come to learn that what you focus on you give it more power to grow. Then it can be a good thing or a bad. For many years I think I focused on the not so good parts about me and certain situations, thereafter I stumbled upon this thought, and today I try harder to put aside the not so good thoughts and move towards the things that DO WORK for me. We try to see the good in others and get hurt; well if you try to see the good in our lives we might just eliminate our own pain.
The process of change shall not work unless you start the process to change!
This blog is to make you aware about being emotionally overweight. If you enjoyed this read do share and comment with your thoughts.
More power to you till then!