Don't get me wrong - I'm not thief or a murderer, and as far as I know I haven't done anything to truly feel guilty about. So why am I carrying around all this extra....crap?!
|Worst vacation ever.|
Little things tend to build up with me. I go on and one ignoring them until they overwhelm me. Lately I've been dealing with some guilt over a lot of small things, but altogether are just too much for me to handle. So I'm using this post to address each thing I feel guilty about - and figuring it out. Right here, right now. Read on at your own risk!
Guilt Trip #1: The marathon is in 10 days. I haven't worked hard enough.
Resolution: Breathe! It's true that I haven't done EVERY workout at 100%. But I have put in plenty of effort for months, and now is time to reap the rewards. I just read through the last few months of my training plan. It's in there, black and white. Feeling guilty won't make me run faster in 2 weeks!
Guilt Trip #2: Work. I work from home, and don't always have the discipline to do as much work as I know I should.
Resolution: Again, there's no point in feeling guilty. As of today, I wrote myself a little schedule to try to keep me on track and help me to be as efficient as possible. But again - I'm not Super Woman! No need to feel guilt when I end the day a little early every once in a while.
|Not Super Woman. But I am a vaguely French assassin.|
Guilt Trip #3: Neglecting time with hubby.
Resolution: You might think that since we're both at home for most of the day we're sick of each other, but it's not the case. (Right, hubby? Please say you're not sick of me. Otherwise this could be awkward.) But I spend a lot of the day glued to my computer working in a room with the door closed, and then running, blogging, baking, etc. I want to carve out some time every day - 30 minutes - without any distractions just for us!
Guilt Trip #4: Staying in touch with family and friends.
Resolution: I don't have time to call or email every person straight away, and I shouldn't feel guilty for that. BUT - I can spend some time, maybe each weekend, where I catch up and have a chat with some people around the world who mean a lot to me.
Guilt Trip #5: Blog Commenting. I don't always have time to comment (or return comments) on everyone's blog each day.
Resolution: SO WHAT? From what I know of your lives, you...well, you have lives. So your day probably won't be ruined if you don't get a comment from me at the end of your post. This realization may have just shocked me. That's it - no more guilt!
I feel lighter already. Thanks for reading that entire mental process. Just be glad I didn't go into more detail. Wait - you don't want to know what hubby and I plan to do in that 30 minutes each day? Well, first....
I kid, I kid!
Anyone else want to offer up something they feel guilty about - and how they can STOP feeling guilt? I promise, you'll feel better!
Ok-the truth. Are comments only there to be reciprocated?
I'll be honest. I read plenty of blogs where I don't leave comments. Often, I don't have anything helpful to add to the conversation. Other times, I'm in a rush. But I don't see it as "you leave me a comment, I leave you a comment." Is that how it works? Am I missing something?