Post # 1
Have you every felt just general guilt blanket you? I mean, guilt appears for a reason sometimes but others it feels like it’s rather out of the place. I have depression, but it’s been a while since I last felt it so I’m not sure whether this is part of it.
But seriously, today I feel guilty about everything: I feel guilty that I waited so long to return my library books and now I have to pay $100 in fines that I could be putting towards my student loans, I feel guilty that I didn’t dance with my boyfriend at this concert we went to last night, even though he was drunk and dancing with friends and I was enjoying myself sitting down, I feel guilty that I told one of my friends to calm down (ridiculously obnoxious drunk last night,) I feel guilty that I’m eating lunch at 11 instead of waiting for 12, guilty that I haven’t done more homework, guilty that I haven’t made time to work out more, guilty that I haven’t spent more time with my friends, guilty that my mother offered to pay my dentist bill because I forgot to check that they switched my insurance.
Anyone else? Or am I just being crazy? Because this sucks.
Post # 3
@missfrillycoat: Where is all of the guilt coming from? I do not have issues with guilt but sometimes I have issues with anxiety. My anxiety is usually brought on by change or lots of stress. Are you stressed? What’s changed in your life?
Post # 4
I think that general anxiety sometimes manifests as guilt — I know that anxiety and depression go hand in hand with a lot of people (myself included.) I used to think that was just my personality, to be so focused on things that had happened previously and were now out of my control. I would definitely talk to a therapist about this, to sort out what thoughts are healthy and within your control, and how to get out of that horrible cycle of not being able to focus on anything else, you know? Hope you feel better soon. 🙁
Post # 5
I am totally feeling guilty right now. My Boyfriend or Best Friend has been amazing, doing extra chores around the house so I don’t have to worry about it and can focus on studying. But I end up procrastinating and am totally not prepared for my exam on Thursday.
Post # 6
@Soladylike and @tee22: As soon as I read your notes, it definitely made more sense. I am the super anxious sort- ridiculous even. I’ve been working to calm it down but right now my life is a major stressor. I’m trying to finish grad school (finally), get an extension on my work contract and save as much money as possible. It would only make sense that it all would come out in some form. Thank you, you definitely shed new light on it.
@futuremrste THIS. Just THIS. Seriously, you are not alone. I can compare 100%.
Post # 7
I understand this. I have anxiey issues, and it sometimes manifests as guilt. I just have to step back and look at things rationally (or try to). It doesn’t always help right way, but usually it gets better after a little while.