How to Get Rid of a Guilty Conscience
Having a guilty conscience is not fun if you have a conscience at all. Some people go through life with no conscience about what they do and cover it up with lies after lies until one day they get caught with their hand in the cookie jar. I’m sure you are not one of them so, here some tips to get rid of a guilty conscience.
Think about what you have done wrong, although it may not be easy, confess to your wrong doing and take your just punishment whether it be a slap on the hand or time in the pokey. Although the consequences may not be what you want your conscience will be clear to not make the same mistake again. Depending on the offense decide if confessing is worth clearing your conscience.
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Take a vacation, regardless of what you have done wrong, a vacation always seems to clear the mind and conscience. Enjoy yourself on your vacation and try not to think about what you did to feel guilty about. Feeling guilty about anything is not fun and there are distractions to prolong the suffering of any added guilt.
Talk to a priest and go to confession, tell them everything that you have done wrong that you can remember and say 10 Hail Mary’s and hope that lightning doesn’t strike you. If you are going to lengths to see a priest then you more than likely have a guilty conscience and probably didn’t do any thing that bad. There are other things you can do as well, take up a new hobby to get your mind off of it or buy something like a new toy.
On a more serious not, having a guilty conscience is not a good thing to have, it can cause despair, depression and a number of other psychological issues. If you are having a guilty conscience about just about everything you do then you may need some professional advice. If your conscience eats you up and you find yourself dwelling on every little issue then you should probably get help.
If all else fails reevaluate your life and what you expect, why things aren’t working and why you do things to feel guilty about. No one wants to feel guilty about anything they have done, many people go through life doing wrong and feel nothing of it, the fact that you or anyone has a guilty conscience means you feel and there is hope after all.