Monday September 23rd 2019

Overcoming guilt

Overcome your feelings of guilt about leaving work on
time,  and set yourself free from stress

 

Most
entrepreneurs suffer from feelings of guilt when they don’t achieve what they
want or need to.  They feel guilty and
try to compensate by working even harder. Today’s fast paced lifestyle has
created a huge personal sense of responsibility regarding the outcomes of our
lives.  Few people know how to share this
burden of responsibility and tend to carry the burden alone.  This results in a vicious cycle of hard work,
guilt and more hard work.

 

Taking time off
work for the flu could be viewed as a weakness in the workplace as the habits
of working late, long and hard are ingrained in our culture.

 

The guilt of leaving work late and still feeling as if you have
only finished a fraction of what you wanted to accomplish today is self
destructive.  Changing your perspective
about your time is the key to reducing guilt, stress, and getting
everything done on time.

 

Our society
needs to develop a specific mindset to enable them to create a balance between
work and home life. If not, our wellbeing will continue to be damaged by the
current high divorce rates and number of burnt out executives.

 

The creation of
this work/life balance can only be achieved if it becomes your top
priority.  It is an outcome of working
and living a certain way, and requires allocating constant attention to your
personal life road map.  This lifestyle
change will lead to personal victory in many areas of your life, and will have
a ripple effect on your circumstances, relationships and finances.  Well balanced lives result in activity in
various components of our lives.

 

Adults have
three major areas to concentrate on; Personal,
Family and Work.
  These areas
dominate at different times, and each involves a set of tasks.

 

PERSONAL  

  • Develop a personal identity,
    values and interests
  • Maintain your emotional and
    physical wellness
  • Spend quality time with close
    friends

 

FAMILY   

 

  • Spend quality time with children,
    parents and family.
  • Develop a family value system

 

WORK  

  • Continuous advancement of skills
  • Establish yourself as a team
    player
  • Re-evaluate your goals to achieve
    job satisfaction

 

People should
consciously complete at least one significant activity in all three areas every
day.

 

 

 

 

 

Many of us feel
guilty about certain events, happenings or circumstances in our lives; because
our ingrained belief added to the event makes the guilt feel real.  Therefore, Beliefs + Action = Guilt

 

You will only
feel guilty if you have a certain belief and take a certain action that makes
the belief true.

An example of
this is that if you know that you should eat dinner with the family every
night, but you work late instead.  Your
belief that you should have dinner with your family combined with the action of
working late produces a feeling of guilt.
Guilty feelings often start with “I should” statements, so start using
“I would” statements and change your belief system.  Alternatively, change your action by going
home for dinner and then going back to work.

 

The work/life
balance is an issue for everyone, not just mothers, married people or
executives. We all remain deeply concerned about what others might think of us
should we address our work/life balance issues.
The way to overcome guilt is to change your beliefs and/or your
actions.  Placing emphasis on your
personal, emotional and physical wellness leads to victory in all areas of your
life.

 

 

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