3 Ways Guilt Controls You

Is your guilt controlling you? Chronic feelings of guilt are shown to be caused by a variety of reasons. These are derived from 4 reasons: your actual behavior, how you perceive your behavior, feeling you failed at helping someone else, and feeling you should have done something that you didn’t do.

At the core of it, these reasons all stem back from an over critique of your behaviors. This over-assessment of your behavior can quickly turn into depressive thinking, low self-worth, and extreme anxiety. The goal is become aware of how guilt is controlling your life, then work on ways actively fight against it. Below I listed 3 key ways guilt creeps in to control your life. If one or all of these resonate with you, it’s time to stop allowing guilt to control your life.

Here’s 3 Ways Guilt Controls You:

  1. You blame yourself for every little thing that goes wrong. Even things you can’t actually control. Which often times keeps you up at night.
  2. You constantly worry about upsetting other people with your actions ALL THE TIME. You often avoid situations for fear of upsetting people.
  3. Saying “no” to someone makes you feel like a terrible person. You feel obligated to say “yes” to please the people around you, even at your own expense.
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Getting Back In Control…

Obviously some feelings of guilt now and again is completely normal. But when it’s constant and can’t seem to shake it, then there’s a problem. You don’t have to keep living with these negative thoughts. Feelings of guilt do not have to be a part of your everyday life.

If you’re struggling with these feelings click here to see how we can help you today. You don’t have to do it alone, we’re always here to help. At Aniesa Hanson Counseling in Tampa, FL we specialize in helping guilt, shame, and anxiety to have clients live their best life now.

Contact us here or call (813) 333-1425 now to schedule your free phone consultation.

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