12 simple tips to stop feeling guilty for not helping everyone in the world.
Do you worry constantly about disappointing people?
Does over-responsibility make you fearful about causing people in your life harm directly or indirectly?
You see, over-responsibility takes advantage of the belief that "you are always responsible or accountable for the outcome of your actions.”
And whilst this is true to some extent... The over-responsibility problem has a strange way of blurring the line between what you are responsible for and what other people in your life should be responsible for.
The results in a massive guilt complex...
You've got the over-responsibility problem if...
Over-responsibility may have resulted from being blamed for a lot of things whilst growing up. It could also come from an experience of growing up too quickly due to family members needing to rely a lot on you at a very early age. Because there was no one was there to take on the parental role for you when you were a child.
You had no choice but to the on the responsible hat and become dad and mum for everyone. Sometimes even for your parents too.
Bottom line: Over-responsibility pressurizes you to take on more than you are responsible for because it has been ingrained in you through years of habit. But now it has become the thief stealing the energy and joy away from your life.
How can you break free of the over-responsibility chains, when you can't stop believing at your core that you should take care of everyone and everything, and never let anyone or anything suffer.
What do you do when the guilt becomes excessive and intense that it makes your body hurt so badly?
In this article, I'm going to reveal why “over-responsibility” becomes a trap for most people... and 12 simple tips to easily avoid this trap.
Before I do that though...
First a few questions.
Worry can be a beast to overcome on its own, but when you have worry held together by over-responsibility, worry becomes a hundred times difficult to beat.
With over-responsibility, you are indirectly on the watch for your action or inaction to cause harm to people around you. As such NOT WORRYING can seem like you are stripping people off their shields and protective amour leaving them bare-chested at the mercy of arrows showering down on them.
That’s why it is so hard to let go of worrying as it gives a false sense that you are doing something to help or prevent harm.
The worry gets worse. because the more you take on other people’s responsibilities, the more you will naturally feel out of control and anxious. The fear of letting people down becomes a constant strain on your mind.
Excessive over-commitment sets you up for a life of misery, low energy levels, and feelings of being overwhelmed and exhausted. This will make it nearly impossible for you to have the happy, healthy, and fulfilled life you want.
Over-responsibility makes it difficult for you to cope with life's stresses and often leads to feelings of guilt and shame. This can cause a vicious cycle of failure and unhappiness.
To make matters worse, over-responsibility makes you feel guilty for spending time on yourself, as such the inability to enjoy things can become a major trigger for depression.
Over-responsibility locks you in a cycle of exhaustion and self-blame. The more exhausted you get, the more likely you are to do something irresponsible. This then causes you to blame yourself more... And on and on it goes.
Over-responsibility robs you of your quality of life and makes you feel trapped and suffocated. When you are over-responsible, you are putting more value on what other people think of you than on your own contentment.
You end overburdened and this drains them of their vital energy. They become responsible for the well-being of others while trying to care for themselves. This creates unbearable stress on their immune and nervous systems.
With that said, let's dig into the solutions to this painful problem. Here are...
Yes, it's a mistake to think that over-responsibility is always a bad thing... like it is a sign of weak character... That being too responsible will leave you a nervous wreck.
Used right, being over-responsible teaches you to accept consequences rather than blame others. It can give you the self-respect to stand up for yourself when you need to. It forces you to do what needs to be done on time. It teaches you to plan ahead. It helps you become a goal-oriented person.
The problem occurs when you become so responsible that you end up smothering yourself with too much concern. You lose sight of the fact that life is also about enjoying yourself, having some fun, making mistakes, and moving on.
To prevent this, as over-responsibility tries to bury you alive under that pile of dirty laundry of other people's problems.
Remember that you can’t do it all. It is an illusion to think you can.
Even if you're the most organized person in the world. Things will still get too much. That’s part of life. Don’t be afraid of disappointing.
Learn from it.
Use the 12 tips in this article to create the best possible conditions for experiencing a purpose-filled life.
Have you been having a hard time dealing with problems and difficulties.
Doubting your ability to succeed... And keeps stress blocking your ability to perform at a high level.
Your nerves are always on edge, your emotions are always easily triggered and this regularly causes you to question everything about yourself and your life...
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