Hey guys! Welcome back. Guilt is a normal human emotion. We all feel it at times and it’s a good thing if we have done something wrong. Feeling guilt means you have morals and you understand that your actions have consequences. However, often times we feel guilty about things that we absolutely shouldn’t bad about. We apologize for things we never needed to be sorry about. Everyone has different needs and wants and there are some things that we just shouldn’t feel guilty about. And here are ten of those.
1. Setting boundaries.
Boundaries are important no matter what. We all need boundaries to remain safe and feel comfortable. Setting boundaries, especially with people in our lives, isn’t always easy, but it is absolutely necessary. It is important for you to know how much you are willing to give to people or situations. If you don’t set boundaries you might find yourself giving too much of yourself and that can damage your overall health and well-being.
2. Saying no.
As a people pleaser, I know the difficulties with saying no sometimes. It’s difficult because I don’t want to disappoint others or make them feel as though they aren’t important. However, at the same time, I can’t always say yes to everything. If I did my plate would overflow and I would start to feel stressed and overwhelmed. And I know at the end of the day that doesn’t do anyone any favors.
3. Needing time for yourself.
I am by nature an introvert. I need a lot of time to myself. However, I truly believe that everyone can benefit from time alone and spending time with themselves. Even if it’s not a regular thing. You should never feel guilty about needing time for yourself or wanting to be alone. It’s perfectly normal and healthy. Nor should you accept anyone trying to make you feel guilty for it. Do what is best for you and do what you need to do for yourself.
4. Reaching out for help.
No one should have to do life alone, and the good news is you don’t have to! I know I wouldn’t be where I am today if I hadn’t had help and support along the way. And there is absolutely nothing wrong with needing help or asking for it. Help and guidance is out there if we are willing to ask for it and it’s nothing to feel guilty for. Asking for help is not a sign of weakness or that you aren’t independent. It means you understand that you are not alone and can’t do everything by yourself.
5. Making choices for yourself.
Sometimes there will be people in our lives that don’t like the choices we make because we are making them for ourselves and they aren’t necessarily benefitting from those choices. There will be people who don’t understand our choices because they aren’t the choices that they would have made. But that doesn’t mean that what you are doing is wrong or that you should feel guilty because you are the one that has to live with your choices.
6. Feeling your emotions.
Life is hard sometimes and we go through things. It’s not always easy. And I do think that it’s important to make sure that you are allowing yourself to feel things and process your emotions in a healthy way. Whether it’s sitting alone with yourself, writing out what you are feeling, or talking through your emotions with someone else, it’s really important that you allow yourself to feel your emotions and work through them in whatever way works best for you.
7. Standing up for yourself.
This is not something that comes very natural to me. I have struggled with standing up for myself pretty much my entire life. However, it is something that I am working on and I am learning the importance of. I am also learning that it’s not something I should ever feel bad about or apologize for. Standing up for yourself is important in situations where you know need to be protected or when you are being wronged in some way.
8. Not being productive.
We all have days where we aren’t necessarily as productive as we would like to be or as productive as others are. It happens and it is totally normal. We all need to rest sometimes and feel like we can be at peace without constantly being busy. As difficult as it is as someone who loves to be busy, I have learned the value of taking some time every now and then and just not being productive. It’s a great way to recharge.
9. Removing someone from your life.
Depending on who it is and how long they have been a part of your life, this can be a real challenge. Removing someone from your life, no matter who they are or what they have done, is never an easy thing to go through. But sometimes it is absolutely necessary and is better for you in the long run, even if you can’t see it right now. And removing someone from your life is never something that you should feel any guilt about.
10. Not being perfect.
I really wanted to end on this one because I think this is really important. Even if we don’t always consciously feel guilty about not being perfect, I think there are definitely times where we can feel bad for not always having everything together and under control. And not being perfect or having all the answers is the last thing you need to feel guilty about because no matter what anyone thinks or says, no one is perfect and no one has it all together all the time.
And those are the ten things I believe no one should ever feel guilty about in life. There is nothing wrong with any of these and you should apologize for them. Thank you so much for stopping by! I really hope you enjoyed this. Please like it if you did. Let us know in the comments if you agree and what else you would add. Don’t forget to follow before you leave if you have not already and I hope to see you next time!