What Happens When You Suppress Your Emotions

The Catastrophic Consequences Of Stuffing Emotions.

Early in life we learn to ignore emotions, brush them aside, or stuff them deep inside and move on. Unfortunately, continuously stuffing emotions down results in the stifling of life. While the symptoms will vary from person to person, suppressing emotions can result in mental health issues, relationship problems, and physical disease.

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Stuffing emotions down results in disease and dysfunction

When we suppress emotions, the energy from the emotion doesn’t disappear. It may subside, but it settles deep within. If you stuff your emotions down often enough you become completely congested, sluggish, and clogged.

As we allow suppressed emotions to clog up, our emotional energy is diminished and this interferes with the natural flow of our bodily systems. It can reduce the efficiency of our mind, shorten our lifespan, and compromises our immune system.

Stuffing emotions down isn’t a simple process. It requires us to contract our muscles with force, engage in mental denial, and stifle our breath. Excessive force may be required when an emotion is particularly strong. This requires a severe expenditure of energy. As we age it becomes more difficult to keep these emotions suppressed, because more energy is being used to keep them down. This wears us down, resulting in exhaustion and fatigue, negatively impacting our overall well-being.

Stuffing emotions down impacts the ability to heal

People who habitually stuff their emotions don’t heal from sadness because they have never resolved their feelings. People who suppress emotions can remain in a permanent state of grief. Those who repress anger can forever feel as though they are victims.

Every emotion that we have is important. Emotions offer us the force we need to act decisively and think creatively. The more we suppress our emotions, the less successful we will be in life.

Stuffing emotions down disconnects us from others

when you fail to connect with others you are more likely to inflict pain on others.”

Your energy field extends around you and makes it possible to connect with the environment and with others. Positive emotions, like trust, love, intimacy, empathy, and compassion, flow between people who can connect to each other. Your energy is affected by stuffing your emotions down. This causes you to withdraw and disconnect from others. This disconnect can take a toll. People who fail to connect with others are the most likely people to inflict pain on others.

The world is filled with people who have been taught to suppress their emotions. They stumble through life with serious struggles, completely unaware that they are hiding from their emotions. They struggle to enjoy life.

If you’re guilty of suppressing your emotions, it isn’t too late to take steps to unblock your energies. If you don’t, you will find yourself more susceptible to illness and will struggle with your personal relationships. What’s even more unfortunate is that this habit will spill over to your children and the cycle will perpetuates.


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