- Jul 9, 2019
- somewhere between here and there
Good luck with the diary! I know a lot about guilt, having let myself down. I have never lived up to anyone's expectations.
I'm taking a 'vacation from guilt' -- an idea I developed as a result of research. I'm saying 'no' to people projecting emotions onto me, and I'm stopping 'should' thoughts. The 'vacation' isn't about condoning bad behavior. It's about feeling what I want to feel and accepting it, instead of suppressing it. It's about not feeling what I don't want to feel, and not judging myself. It's about acknowledging whether what I did or said really was wrong or not, and moving on from it, instead of wallowing in regret. The purpose is to find the real me, which was buried under somebody else's rules.