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Is your extra weight holding you down?

Lose the extra weight, mental and physcial. Move forward. Vidya Sury

Extra weight.

The moment we see or hear or think those words, the first thing that comes to mind is the physical weight we yearn to lose. Excess weight weighs us down, and gets in the way when we’re trying to be productive. It makes us lethargic.

When we realize this, we get into a frenzy, trying to find ways to shed it, preferably without too much effort. We wish.

But what about that mental and emotional extra baggage we carry? The effect that has on us can be far worse because the mind is a potent thing.

Even as we work hard to make sure we eat a healthy diet, live a healthy lifestyle and maintain an healthy weight, we do not work so hard at getting rid of our mental fat or leaving our emotional baggage behind where it belongs – in the past.

What if you could go to a spa where you could not only shed your physical weight but also say goodbye to your mental weight?

Good news is, you don’t have to look outside to do this.

We all tend to focus on the physical weight, probably because that’s the side people can see and we feel exposed. Unfortunately the state of our minds can affect our physical health.

At some point, our emotional selves begin to show up for others to see. Some of the things we carry around? We don’t even realize it. And it is highly likely that this can transform into obstacles that come in the way of achieving our goals.

Question is, How do we let go?

Can we let it go?

Mental weight is just as hard to shed as physical weight, if not harder.

Carrying it around makes us unhappy and being unhappy is not an option.

It is stressful and stress causes disease.

How to lose the stress?

Here are some thought starters:

  • Identify the source of this weight. What weighs you down?There’s always a trigger and the trick is to find it. Where is the weight coming from? Who contributes to your emotional stress? Can you confront it?
  • Name it. Download it.
  • Unpack it
  • Dump it
  • Then step out and away from it.
  • Lose the victim mentality
  • Move forward and onward

Think about this:

  • Is there someone who can help you relieve your stress?
  • Can someone be affected by your mental dump?
  • Are you stressing over someone else’s problem?
  • How can you take charge of your happiness?

So  are you carrying around extra weight?

How much?

Does it feel good?

If not, are you going to do something about it?

What are you going to do?

Lose the extra weight. Mental and Physical. Vidya Sury

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7 Comments

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    Birgit
    September 8, 2015 at 2:02 am

    The first thing I thought about when I read your title was the mental weight we all carry. I think it is a journey of self discovery how to shed this weight or at least move the load around to make it easier to carry. Some do not want to discover how to shed this or make it easier to carry. The wallow in it which is sad because they can’t grow. I think there is always weight we carry with us that can weigh us down but it all depends how we do carry it. Mine becomes heavier when I am not physically well or something triggers the memory (like a picture or a smell) but what is great is that it is a passing phase and will not hinder me from continuing that journey.

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    CookieCrumbsInc.
    September 8, 2015 at 11:17 am

    The mental weight I’m carrying around has accumulated over the last three years into such mammoth proportions that I’m starting to crack. And I have no idea how to unpack or set it down.
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    Nabanita
    September 8, 2015 at 12:17 pm

    You know Vidya, these last few days I have been feeling weighed down by people who have taken my silence as a go ahead to say anything and everything that comes to their mind, even if it’s rude and hurts…So, I have made up my mind to shed that weight, remove those people or ignore them as much as possible because as you say they cause stress and I don’t want to be stressed at all 🙂
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    Geets
    September 8, 2015 at 2:26 pm

    Mental weight does worry me sometimes.. but it is this physical weight that causes more stress to me sometimes..!!
    And shedding is quite a task..!!
    This post was filled with so much of optimism…

    Cheers

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    Elle
    September 8, 2015 at 9:42 pm

    Love this visual Vidya. Take care of the inner world first and it’s amazing how the outer world follows suit.

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    Darla M Sands
    September 9, 2015 at 2:17 am

    This is excellent advice. I’m reminded of how Julia Cameron refers to crazy-makers, people who bring unnecessary drama into our loves. As for me, I found a weight lifted upon making the drive today to visit my parents and found Mom’s home care going better than expected. What a joyous discovery! If I failed to make the dreaded three-and-a-half-hour solo drive, I would feel more stressed than needed.
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