Quit the blame gameiStock/BraunS
When something goes wrong, we naturally start looking for a person to blame—and that person is often ourselves. Remember that the world is complex, and often a whole series of events contributed to what went wrong. Don’t bear (or assign) all the blame for the outcome, but accept that bad things happen, no matter how hard you try. Try these 28 tiny pick-me-ups for when you’re having the worst day ever.
Get to the root of your guiltiStock/monkeybusinessimages
Do some soul-searching and figure out what’s behind your guilt instead of ruminating over it. If you feel like you should be volunteering at your kids’ school more, ask yourself why you haven’t. Have other parents made comments that make you feel like you’re not doing enough? (These are the 10 things to never say to a working mother.) Does the thought of reading out loud give you anxiety, but you’d happily help with snack duty at a class party? You know what’s best for you and your family, so getting to the bottom of your guilt will help you find a solution and get over those guilty feelings.