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7 Feelings You Go through when You Make a Mistake ...

By Heather

All of us make mistakes all of the time, but when you make a mistake, do you know what feelings you go through? There are a ton of them and it’s good to know the stages of when you make a mistake! I made a few mistakes recently and while they didn’t amount to anything, I felt everything on this list and it feels horrible! So, you ready to see what you go through when you do make a mistake?

1 Guilt

We all know that nobody is perfect, but when you make a mistake, it’s hard not to feel guilty about it. Whether you are feeling guilty because you don’t want to admit that you’ve made a mistake or because it was something that was really hurtful, guilt does creep in. I actually felt really guilty because of the last few mistakes I’ve made and there was no reason for it. They were honestly small mistakes! Just remember, you are not perfect by any means!

2 Sinking Feeling in Stomach

Do you all know that sinking feeling in the pit of your stomach when you make a mistake? This is a horrible feeling but it happens to the best of us! This is especially true when you make a mistake at work and your boss ‘needs to talk to you’ about it. It’s a horrible feeling and it lasts for a really long time!

3 Wave of Nausea

Oh, this is a biggie. This is something that I get all of the time whenever I make a mistake. I think it’s my need to be perfect all of the time and truthfully, it kills me when I make a mistake! If you are anything like me, you’re ready to run to the toilet the second someone calls you out on making a mistake, big or small!

4 Justification

Whenever I make a mistake, I do try to justify it to make it seem like the mistake is not as bad as it probably looks. This is a trigger because I am a perfectionist. While not everyone feels this particular emotion, a lot of people do!

5 Anger at Yourself

When you make a mistake, do you feel angry at yourself? Do you even chide yourself for making a simple mistake? It’s horrible, right? Let’s make a pact right now not to do this, it’ll be easier on our stomachs and we will feel better!

6 Embarrassment

I can tell you right now that whenever I make a mistake, no matter what it is, I am embarrassed by it! It’s a horrible feeling to know a job or even someone personally inside and out and then you make a mistake. It’s embarrassing and that's definitely one emotion that I hate feeling!

7 Shame

Finally, we perfectionists go through a time frame of feeling shameful whenever we make a mistake. I shame myself and I feel like I need to be perfect at everything. It’s an awful feeling, but it’s something that happens naturally!

Now that you know exactly what I go through when I make a mistake, what feelings do you experience? Any of them match? Share your experiences! I'd also love to hear what stupid mistakes you've made that have made you go through these emotions. Give up the stories, guys and girls!

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