Guilt, The Stealer Of Happiness And Dreams
The other day I walked to my local cafe and decided to treat myself to ‘bought lunch’. I felt guilt arise. Should I be squandering my money this way when I had food in the fridge at home? Was I just lazy?
My guilty feeling got me thinking. I was feeling guilty for doing the very thing I needed to do to feel vital and refreshed for an afternoon with clients. YIKES!
Guilt is a sneaky, yucky, punitive feeling. We learn guilt through our perception of how others respond to us. Guilt it is not necessarily about ‘truth’ or what will really ‘serve’ you.
What if it was a much bigger issue that you were feeling guilty about? Like feeling guilty about your life direction? What happens when we feel a little bit guilty every day? Our bodies store guilt unless we shake it off - muscle stiffness and poor digestion for example.
Check what you are telling yourself and feeling.
My lunch was delicious. I had lovely little conversations with the gorgeous vibrant cafe staff. I felt refreshed and nourished. And I updated my story; it doesn’t serve me to have a strict work ethic or an uptight belief about money.
Having the space to create new updated beliefs and behaviours is liberating.
We all have a path to live and enjoy.
Margo Field recently has been a CEO and now runs her coaching and advisory business.
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