- For over a month, I haven’t been reading issues of The New Yorker magazine that download on my Nook every Monday.
- I’m not reading enough, in general.
- I’m angry at a local organization, which hasn’t fulfilled its promised obligations to me.
- I’ve been “too nice”to this local organization, for about a month, and now I’m feeling taken advantage of.
- It’s a charitable organization, so I think I shouldn’t be angry at all.
- I wrote a very clear e-mail to the organization yesterday, stating my needs and expectations.
- My cat has been biting me lately, and I suspect it’s because I haven’t been paying enough attention to him.
- I don’t have enough cat toys around for the cat to play with.
- I’ve been doing too much at work and need to set better limits there.
- I haven’t been responding to patient needs at work quickly enough and (because of my long-time experiences as a patient) I know how bad THAT can feel.
- I’m on vacation, so I shouldn’t be thinking about work.
- I probably shouldn’t be writing in this blog at 2:42 AM, even though I think this might help me get back to sleep.
Boy, the title I chose for this post was pretty good, wasn’t it? These are pretty ridiculous, when you think about it.
Sometimes I wonder whether guilt has ever done me any good. I can’t think of any instances of that, right now. What’s been your experience?
Thanks for reading, people!
I feel guilty about everything all the time and it’s a real drain on my headspace. I feel guilty that I am not doing enough and then conversely just like in your post above, I am doing too much. I feel guilty that I have wasted opportunities in my life and then i feel guilty that I have regrets. I feel guilty for working too hard and speaking to often. I feel guilty that I don’t listen enough. Guilt, huh. Loved this post.