Emotional baggage is something nearly every person in the world carries — if you have a moment in your past that you are not so keen on discussing but affects your choices day to day, you definitely have emotional baggage. Whether it comes from family issues, bad experiences with friends, or past relationships, any type of issue that prompts you to act in a way that you consider unlike yourself, will very likely affect your next relationship.
So if you find yourself entering a new relationship and know you have emotional baggage weighing you down, it’s time to figure out a way to drop your baggage and move through life more freely.
If you type in “how to get rid of baggage” on Google, though, you’ll come up with a million books written by self help gurus who claim that they have the key to teaching you how to free yourself of emotional baggage. The truth is, the only way to get rid of baggage is to look inside yourself and become aware of the fact that although you’ll never get rid of memories, letting them hold you down instead of build you up and make you a better person is giving into the power of negativity.
Thinking positively, learning from your mistakes, and trusting in your own emotional power to overcome baggage is the only path to freedom. So don’t listen to those who say they have a quick fix, and remember — only you can free yourself from baggage!