Feeling guilty is a normal human emotion. But why do we feel it? Feeling guilty means you have morals, ethics and standards. Even though guilt is a very valid emotion, we sometimes feel guilty for things we shouldn’t. More times than not, we feel guilty/ ashamed because others make us feel that way. So with that being said, here are my favourite 5 things you should never feel guilty about.
1. Saying “NO’.
I’ve said this many times and I’ll say it again… “NO” is a complete sentence. If you don’t feel like doing something, you don’t need to explain yourself. You don’t need to make up a fake excuse or justify why... just say “No". Don’t pressure yourself to do things because of FOMO (fear of missing out). Always follow that gut feeling.
2. Having confidence.
You’re aloud to feel beautiful, sexy and unstoppable! Stop downplaying yourself or feeling guilty about being proud! If you’re afraid of what others are going to say… screw them. Do you and feel good while doing it. There is absolutely no shame in having confidence!
3. Having an opinion.
Everyone perceives life differently. We all come from distinct environments and experiences. Your opinions are what makes you, YOU! Never feel guilty for thinking the way you do, your voice matters.
4. Using your sick | mental health days.
There is a huge stigma that if you use your sick days you’re a lazy person with a terrible work ethic… NO. You come before any job. You have sick days for a reason, use them. And yes… mental health days count as a sick day. If you’re emotionally exhausted, call in. Have a relaxing day and never feel guilty about it.
5. Feeding your body.
I know we’re all struggling one way or another. Food is an addiction either way we look at it. From binging to struggling to eat anything… and I know some days are harder than others… but babe, just eat what you can. Tomorrow is a new day. Stop feeling guilty about it, you deserve to eat.
Despite how others may make you feel, or how you make yourself feel… you should never feel guilty about these 5 things. Be confident, be brave and love yourself babe.