Alleviate the Guilt: From One Career-Break Mom to Another
10 Sep 2015
My child looks at me with accusing eyes. I feel my stomach turn; my demeanour feigns confidence in what I have just told him to do. But, I am racked with guilt, and chide myself for raising him without any prior training or a manual to guide me. And, guess what? I’m a hands-on stay-at-home mom who feels guilty for most... okay, ALL of my decisions these days! Doing it differently doesn't ease the pain either, because that brings stress.
It is all in the mind. Guilt is a wasted emotion. Empower yourself with the singular thought that every decision you make is the best one at that point of time.
So, here's what I'm going do - respect my decisions & alienate the emotions.
And of course embrace my “friends” - Plan, Organise, & Delegate!
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About the author
Shruti Shetty is a JobsForHer Ambassador. Curious mind. Dreamer. Committed hodophile. Light being. Sugar addict. Supercool companion. Awesome mum.