Too many people live in a state of constant guilt. They feel guilty if they spend a cent on themselves, or if they miss something, or if anything goes wrong.
Mostly, guilt is triggered when your behavior is at odds with your values.
Four Ways Out of the Guilt Trap
- If you don’t want anyone to know what you’re doing it’s a signal that you’re ashamed of it. Don’t do it!
- Check in with your motives. If you were asked to explain your actions would you be willing to be honest? If not, don’t do it!
- Stop living separate lives or being different people in different settings. You’ll be constant fear of being found out a fraud. Integrate your life.
- Would it be okay for your children or grandchildren to do? If not, don’t do it!
Try one idea for a week. Pay attention to your level of stress and your overall opinion of yourself. If you’re not happy with what you find, try one or two of these ideas and keep watch. Eventually, you’ll find a way out of the guilt trap.
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