Did you know that guilt is a creative way to have your cake and eat it too? When we feel guilty we are giving ourselves permission to act in an undesirable way (or not act when we really should) while excusing our actions with guilt. For example, “I know that i should be more patient with my partner but i choose to fly off the handle and feel guilty about it. This way, i get to enjoy my tantrum and still feel good about myself”. So next time you feel guilty about something you’ve done or haven’t done, be honest with your choices. It may be your first step toward making a positive change.
What are the things YOU feel guilty about the most?