Last week we discussed how sometimes guilt is just a manifestation of a different emotion. Regardless of what that emotion is if we’re going to rid ourselves of guilt we will need to deal with our feelings. This week we’re going to look at how to forgive ourselves for the mistakes we’ve made.
Over the last two posts we’ve come a long way. We’ve figured out what guilt is and what it does for us. Now, we need find the reason for our guilt. What possible reason could there be for such a difficult emotion to cope with?
If we’re going to find a healthy way to cope with this negative feeling the first thing we have to do is find your guilt. Once we know where it’s coming from, we can start to meaningfully tackle the problem. We will see why and how it is holding us back from doing the things we want to do.
We have all experienced guilt at one point or another. Likely during those times we’ve wished to never experience that feeling again. We can’t just wipe out a whole feeling but we can learn to embrace it and harness it’s power as a motivational tool.