Funny how things all of a sudden one day become more clear to us. Although they still may not be clear enough for us to fully see the big picture. Or maybe they are that clear, but we still can’t totally change the picture to be what we know it should be.
Excuse me, I’m rambling. My point of this is that it has recently become clear to me that I live with a lot of false guilt. To the point where I often have a hard time working through to figure out what is legitimate guilt and what is false guilt.
What do I mean by false guilt you may ask? (Some of you know EXACTLY what I am talking about though.) I tend to take on feelings of guilt any time I do or say something that may make someone else feel bad, may hurt their feelings or may inconvenience them.
It is really unhealthy. In addition to adding a lot of unnecessary stress and anxiety to my life, it also causes me to take on too much and to burn myself out because I don’t say No. I burn out physically, mentally and emotionally. Continue reading “False Guilt”