Unpacking suitcases! I am finally finished putting everything back in it’s place after our trip to Austin last week. It’s those suitcases full of dirty clothes waiting for you at the top of the stairs that make you want just one more night in a hotel. There have been times in the past when I would avoided unpacking the bags for days but eventually I need something inside. Unpacking is a process and it takes as long as it takes.
Think about the process for unpacking literal suitcases like the ones I just finished putting back in the closet. I unzipped the first one and started to sort things into piles to put them away. Clean clothes to hang back in the closet. Dirty clothes to launder. Jackets and shoes to be put back in their respective spots. Bathroom stuff put back on the sink or shower. Jewelry put away. Books put back by the bed or recliner. Computers unpacked and put back on the desk and plugged in. It’s not a job anybody looks forward to but it is necessary for life to return to normal.
Now think about the correlation between unpacking those bags and unpacking emotional bags. First of all, everyone procrastinates opening and sorting thru emotional baggage. There are several reasons for putting it off.
- You are not sure what you are going to find in there.
- You do not want to feel the emotions that facing yourself and opening them brings.
- You shame yourself for waiting so long.
- You do not have the tools/skills to deal with what you find inside.
- You are not ready for the growth required to stop carrying the baggage.
- You have made the baggage part of your identity.
Eventually, you will have to find the courage to unzip that baggage and take a look inside. The second correlation to physical baggage is that it takes as long as it takes to sort thru the contents and decide what to do with them. Because your emotional baggage has stayed packed so long, there are probably some things you no longer need that can be immediately tossed. I predict you will also find some things, usually emotions, that are unopened because you packed them away without ever feeling them. You ate instead. As your coach, I create a structure and safe space to open those emotional packages, tell the stories that created them, feel the emotion and let it go.
The third similarity is how good it feels when the unpacking is done and the empty bags are stored back in the closet. You no longer have to look at them taunting you to open them. You no longer have to carry them around with you everywhere. You get to just live.
There are valuable nuggets in those bags of yours. They’ve just been hidden behind all that other stuff you wanted to avoid. Do you have the courage to start unpacking your baggage? Need help figuring out what to do with what’s inside? That’s why I’m here. Leave your email address below and let’s find a space to share a FREE phone conversation. You can tell me about the baggage you have following you around and we can get started formulating your plan to empty it once and for all.
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You are NOT your weight.
You have NOT waited too long.
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