How to Free Yourself from Guilt
If you think you actually "deserve" the guilt you carry around inside of you or not, it's not a healthy emotion to latch onto in your life. Guilt usually rears its ugly head when we refuse to accept that every member of the human race makes mistakes, and we all must deal with predestined failures.
Feeling Guilt is Not Always a Bad Thing
Guilt can be an excellent tool for motivation to fix something in your life that needs attention; once you have come up with a solution, you will then have a sense of peace.
However, in some cases, there might be unresolved guilt lurking. When your emotions can be very intense and consuming, finding your inner peace is critical.
Once you discover how to release harmful emotions properly, you will feel a significant amount of weight lifted from your shoulders.
Why Do You Feel Guilty?
To free yourself first guilt, you must first need to identify what you have the feelings of guilt you do.
Let's talk about some causes of guilt:
The thoughts you are having are wrong and not accepted by others that you value the opinions of.
Something terrible has happened to you or someone else, and you feel responsible.
For the wrong reasons, you feel that you are obligated to do something for someone.
You missed the opportunity to tell someone or do something for someone, and you will never get that chance ever again.
Resolving Your Guilt
Once you have identified why you feel guilty, it's time to face the situation. If you continue to stay on the carousel of guilt, it won't be to anyone's benefit, especially yours.
I lied and said I was busy; but not in a way most people understand. I was busy taking deeper breaths. I was busy silencing irrational thoughts. I was busy calming a racing heart. I was busy telling myself I am OK.
Here are some handy tips that might help you solve your guilt:
1.Keep the past where it belongs, in the past. If you have, in fact, done something deemed as wrong, you must come to terms that you can't change the past. What is done is done; leave it alone.
2.Rectify the problem. If you can solve the problem that's making you feel guilty, by all means, solve it as soon as possible beyond this point; there is no purpose in feeling guilty. Do your best to overcome the problem and then clear your conscience of the guilt.
3.Take it easy on yourself. Most likely, easier said than done. However, you need to align your expectations to be more realistic of the situations. Remember, the number one reason we get angry or upset is failed expectations. If you have given the best effort possible and there is absolutely nothing else you can do, give yourself a break!
4.Talk to people you trust about the situation. Most likely, someone you trust has been through a similar situation. (Need someone to talk to that you can trust? Reach out to me; I can help. Click Here. ) Ask them about what steps they took or how they went about handling the situation and what you can do to make things better.
5.Find forgiveness for yourself. Mistakes are inevitable; it's human nature; it's how we learn. We know that no one is perfect. Allow yourself to make a conscious effort to forgive yourself and to release the guilt that is manifesting inside you.
Choose For Yourself
Many people may try to bring you down and make you feel unnecessarily guilty. Some of these people may even be close to you. Make a conscious decision to disallow this kind of behavior. Strive for the confidence and awareness to prevent others from forcing guilty feelings onto you. This is a choice you can make!
Feeling guilty all the time is unhealthy, both physically and mentally. Use these strategies to help you enjoy your life free from guilt!