Kaizen Wealth Life Transformation

  • Increase font size
  • Default font size
  • Decrease font size
Home Personal Development How to Free Yourself from Guilt

How to Free Yourself from Guilt

Whether or not you think you actually "deserve" the guilt you harbor inside you, it's never a healthy emotion to hold onto in your life. Guilt usually surfaces when you refuse to accept the fact that every member of the human family makes mistakes and we all have to deal with certain failures. 

Guilt Is Not Always Bad
 
Guilt can be a great motivator for you to correct something in your life that needs correcting, and once you've found a resolution, you'll begin to feel more at peace.
 
However, in some cases there will be unresolved guilt lurking. This is when the emotion can be consuming and you'll need to seek out ways to find inner peace.
 
Once you learn how to properly release these harmful emotions, you'll feel like a tremendous weight has been lifted from your shoulders.
 
Why Do You Feel Guilty?
 
When you want to free yourself from guilt, you first need to identify the reason why you feel the way you do.
 
Let's take a look at some of the most common causes of guilt:
  • You're not accepted by others or think the thoughts you're having are wrong.
  • You feel responsible for something bad that has happened to you or someone else.
  • You feel obligated to do something for someone for the wrong reasons.
  • You never did something or said something important to someone and now you'll never get the chance.
Resolving Your Guilt
 
Once you've identified the reasons why you feel guilty, it's time to come to terms with the situation. If you continue spinning in a cycle of guilt, it won't be helping anyone, especially not you.
 
Here are some tips that can help you resolve your guilt:
 
1.    Leave the past in the past. If you've done something wrong, you must come to the realization that you can't change the past. Do what you can to make amends, learn from the situation, and then move on. That's all you can do!
 
2.    Fix the problem. If you can fix the problem that's making you feel guilty, by all means, fix it as soon as possible. Beyond this, feeling guilty does not serve any purpose. Do what you can to overcome the situation and then release your guilty conscience.
 
3.    Try not to be so hard on yourself. This may be easier said than done but you need to adjust your expectations to make them more realistic. If you've really given the situation your best shot and there's nothing else you can do, give yourself a break!
 
4.    Talk to others about the problem. Perhaps a trusted friend has been through a similar situation. If so, ask them about how they handled the situation and how you can make things better.
 
5.    Forgive yourself. It's in our human nature to make mistakes. After all, no one is perfect. Make a conscious effort to forgive yourself and your guilt will be released.
 
Decide For Yourself
 
There are many people who may try to bring you down and make you feel unnecessarily guilty. Some of these people may even be close to you. Make the 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!
 
Please share your wealth insights with us on the article by adding your comment at the bottom.


If you like this article, please click on the `Digg` image below. I'd appreciate it!

Comments

B
i
u
Quote
Code
List
List item
URL
Name *
Email (For verification & Replies)
Code   
Submit Comment
 

Follow Me

 FB twitter


Personal Development Articles


Testimonial

Tertius Gouws
Doing this in itself is a kaizen moment for me. To write about my feelings, growth, experiences, perceptions and inhibitions is not something that I usually do. To be very honest I have had a dreading idea, that you might come up with a task that is all but part of my comfort zone. Knowing this and having the experience of the firewalk and what that Read more...
2009-08-14
Wealth Insight 2009-08-14 Just because it doesn’t glitter doesn’t mean it isn’t gold! Just the other day I heard of a woman who helped her boss start a new business. She was with him for twenty years, starting from Day 1. She opened up in the morning, she closed up at night. She knew the business better than he did. So he could and did leave most of it in her capable hands while he travelled, enjoyed holidays, etc. There was almost nothing about that business that she did not... Read more...
2009-08-07
Wealth Insight 2009-08-07 When instinct seems to fail Last week I gave you an example of when instinct saves the day. How people who stay connected to their inner voice of truth so often get it right. But sometimes split-second decision-making goes wrong. How can that be? Example 2: Let’s look at the next example. The movie Crash is a very thoughtful movie, building on Spike Lee’s Do the Right Thing. The point is to show that racism is complex. It makes people who do not think of... Read more...
Floris Coetzee
I used to get this occasional bright idea, of which signing up for this Kaizen Challenge was one. Now I'm working on letting more of these type of ideas come looking for me.... Read more...
Rika Geyser
  I saw what a difference The Challenge made to my brother’s life. Not necessarily financial, although it is going well in that department. It is difficult to really pinpoint the real difference – it just looks like everything flows. I did The Challenge with sport in my mind. Read more...