THE BEST STRATEGY FOR OVERCOMING GUILT

THE BEST STRATEGY FOR OVERCOMING GUILT

“I feel guilty when _______________” {You fill in the blank.}

When talking about failed attempts at lifestyle changes, this phrase is probably the one most commonly used. The message: that feeling guilty is an appropriate, if not acceptable, reason for not following through on great self-care. This is wreaking havoc on our bodies, minds, and souls.

You feeling guilty does not indicate you care more about something or someone. It’s very likely that the word guilt is not really the true meaning of what you are feeling.

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REFLECTIVE WRITING FOR POSITIVE CHANGE

REFLECTIVE WRITING FOR POSITIVE CHANGE

I can remember journaling as far back as when I was in the fourth grade. I would often have trouble sleeping at night and didn’t want to wake anyone up, so I started writing and drawing to pass the time until morning or until I fell asleep. I fell in love with music right about the same time, so a lot of what I would write would be lyrics to my favorite songs and just my thoughts about my friends and the bands that we listened to.

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