Wednesday, February 13, 2008

On Guilt...

Yep, every now and then, guilt rears its ugly head in my life. For example, I had family members on vacation at my house for the past (almost) week.

Normally, when I know that I'm going to have company, I create a backlog of posts, and publish as needed (as all the probloggers recommend).

But this time, I got lazy.

I figured that I'd do 'old-school' blogging (write offline), and post it later on. Normally, I have plenty of time to myself to write (even when I have company), so what's the big deal?

The big deal is, when you are not prepared, Murphy comes to visit, and brings his younger brother Trouble.

So, for me, that meant that my full, focused attention was needed for the entire time that my guests were here. All I really had time for was to log into my account, and hit 'publish'. But because I wasn't prepared, I fell behind.

I hate that. And it is no one's fault but my own, because I know better than this. That's what I get for being lazy, albeit temporarily.

In addition to the backlog of work that has to be done, I feel guilty, because I committed myself to posting every day, and now I'm behind, and disappointed in myself.

Then I read this great post on guilt: How To Free Yourself From Guilt. And, while I can't say that I'm totally guilt-free now, I *can* say that I'm doing my best to be patient with myself as I work to change a lifetime of 'guilt habits' [smile]!


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3 opinions on this post:

Solomon Broad said...

What a fascinating article. Thank you for mentioning it.

Just Jen said...

The fact that you wanted to jump back into your daily routine and kick murphy's law out the door, is a step in the right direction! I have a blog that I try to post daily but sometimes it ends up that I miss a day and end with two posts in one day. No guilt, murphy's law doesn't allow for guilt, it's his fault, not ours. ;p

LaVeda H. Mason said...

@solomon broad:

You're welcome!!

@just jen:
LOL!! That's a good way to think of it! I'll have to keep that in mind!