Woke up this morning thinking about guilt.
It shows up in the weirdest places for me… at 7am in bed, because I’m not up yet power-walking through the park.
At noon because I haven’t finished the twelve hundred and twenty one items on my to do list before noon.
AT 6:30 when my brain is about done and I know I need to take some down time.
As I lie in bed at night and think about all the ‘coulda shoulda woulda’ stuff.
What’s a girl to do?
Change the thoughts. It’s the only option we have. The thoughts that are leading to the feelings of guilt (or anything else that make us feel bad) are all a choice. It often doesn’t feel that way, but it’s true.
So, when that starts to crop up for me, I refocus on appreciating things in my life. I refocus on how much I love something or someone. I shift my mind and emotions by reorienting where my mind is.
Over time it gets easier and easier and the guild shows up less and less.