While it’s okay to feel guilty every now and then, there are certain things we shouldn’t feel guilty about in life. When you have too much guilt, you can’t live a happy life since feelings of guilt make you stressed, sad, frustrated and even depressed. It stops you from living your life to the fullest. Everyone deserves to be happy, so remember these important things you shouldn’t feel guilty about and life a happy life.
1. Feeling great about yourself
If you look in the mirror and you really like what you see, don’t feel guilty about it. If you look gorgeous in that dress, wear it as often as you want. Feeling great about yourself is one of the best feelings, which many women want to have. Every woman deserves to feel great about herself, because every woman is fabulous in her own way.
2. Looking after yourself
If you decline an invitation because you are not feeling good, there is no reason feel guilty. If you wake up and you are not feeling good, it’s okay to call in sick to school or work and make some time for yourself. Sure, you shouldn’t skip out on work or school every day, but your health and your happiness come first, so don’t feel guilty about looking after yourself.
3. Expressing your opinion
Expressing an opinion isn’t something you should feel guilty about. Your opinions deserve to be celebrated because they help make you unique in your own way. Just make sure you express your opinion in a considerate and polite way, so that you don’t hurt anyone.
4. Saying no
No matter what the situation is and who you are speaking to, you have the right to say no. You are not a superhuman and you can’t help everyone. Keep yourself happy and safe and always listen to your gut instinct. Never feel guilty for saying no, just do it politely.
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5. Cutting someone out of your life
Removing toxic people from your life is certainly something you shouldn’t feel guilty about. I know, it’s hard to do, but you need to surround yourself with people who make you happy. Avoid people who bring you down and try to remove them from your life as soon as possible. Toxic people slow you down towards reaching your goals and they can even make your life miserable.
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6. Having a mental illness
My cousin has a mental illness and he always feels guilty about it. If you have a mental illness too, you should never feel guilty about it because you can’t control it. You just need to realize that there’s nothing to feel guilty about. If some people make you feel guilty about having a mental illness, remove them from your life. Look after yourself and enjoy your life to the fullest. You deserve to be happy.
7. Pursuing your goals or dreams
If you want to live in a certain place, study a certain topic and follow a certain career path, go for it. If you want to wear certain clothes, do it. Make decisions for you and don’t feel guilty about pursuing your dreams and goals. Don’t think that you are selfish; it’s okay to do something for you every now and then.
8. Spending money
If you buy expensive things and others say that you spend too much money, don’t feel guilty about it, of course, if it’s your money. You work hard and save up, so why not buy that designer dress? Just make sure you don’t overspend each month. You don’t want to end up spending hundreds of dollars because you are bored or depressed.
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9. Quitting a job you hate
While it’s hard to quit a job (even if you hate it), never feel guilty if you decide to leave your job. Being stuck in a job you hate isn’t something you want for yourself, since it can drain your energy, making you and the people you love unhappy. You only live once, so do what you really like.
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People can make you feel guilty about everything, but you should never let anyone bring you down. While it’s good to feel guilty, there are certain times when guilt is really unnecessary. What things do you feel guilty about?