I don’t know about anyone else but guilt has been a constant part of my life for as long as I can remember!!!No matter how hard I try I feel guilt in pretty much every area of my life – as a
as and even as a
Growing up I carried a lot of guilt for various things and all of the responsibilities that I had while I was in high school.
One thing that I’ve found helps me cope with guilt and even helps prevent it on occasion is making sure that I’m not dumping things off on others.
Last week before I left for my girls trip, I spent a day cleaning the venue and the morning I left ironing the tablecloths. We had an event on Friday and I knew that there wouldn’t be time after I got back to town to do everything.
I know that Chris would have gladly done the work while I was gone but I also know myself – by getting everything done in advance I alleviated at least some of the potential for guilt in my life!!!
I know that pretty much every bit of guilt I feel I bring completely on myself but that doesn’t always prevent the guilt!!!
For my 43 today, I pulled out my bands (the perfect travel equipment!) –
I decided to do a combo move with them to work my shoulders and upper back. I stood on the band and did a right arm shoulder press and a left arm row.
I’m not gonna lie – this move ended up being hard – and the surprising part was that the row was harder than the press!!
And, of course, another set of 43 with my arms switched.
By the end of the two 43 sets my arms were shaking!!!
My workout today was actually really short (just under 15 minutes) but intense!! I’m still participating in Taylor’s 6 week challenge and the workout this week is 1000 reps (700 of which are mountain climbers!!) for time. This is a perfect workout for this week – next time I think I will do it on the beach!!!
Guilt – so many emotions all wrapped up in one word. I think that some of us (like me) have a really hard time letting go of guilt. For as long as I can remember I have lived with guilt. Growing up (especially when I was in high school) it was a constant. And, becoming a mom brought a whole new level of guilt into my world.
I struggle daily with trying to let go of all of the guilt I feel. Most of it these days is all brought on by myself. Chris and the boys never say things to purposefully make me feel guilty – they don’t need to because I make myself feel guilty without any help!!!Many days I feel like I carry guilt around for no reason. I have tried to let a lot of things from my past go and tell myself that I should not feel guilty about things I can’t change. And over the years since becoming a mom, my guilt has actually lessened (not gone completely but much less!) – I spent years feeling like every thing I did was the wrong thing – I was totally clueless about babies and kids and made many mistakes but I think in the big picture everything is really OK.
Some days I feel guilty for things that are actually completely beyond my control – but that doesn’t make me feel any less guilty!!!
Even now when we are having a great time on vacation –(how could you not have a great time when this is the destination?) – being on the beach, with my family and some really great friends – I feel guilty.
My sweet Poppa has been in the hospital since Saturday morning.
I’ve talked to my twin brother and my younger sister who drove down to be with him in the hospital and still don’t know if I should try to get to Texas or just stay here with my family.
Guilt – a constant struggle to decide the right thing to do and then live with the decision!!!
Do you struggle with guilt? How do you overcome it?