I've got a problem that I am working on. Whenever I do something I find pleasurable I feel guilty. This is particular when I am just relaxing watching youtube videos or indulging in some peoples favourite past time, doing nothing.
Why do we feel guilty then, well I could go into a long drawn out spiel of what research suggests but nobody wants to hear that. In my opinion guilt is a product of our present day social environment where the idea of “work” that being a 9-5, 5 day a week job is seen as the social norm. As a result any time we aren’t working even if it outside of our working hours affects us and we feel guilty as a result.
This as far as I’m concerned is an absolute joke, why should enjoyment and idleness be frowned upon. We should be able to do what we love whether that be sitting around doing nothing, playing video games, going to the pub, whatever it may be don’t feel guilty, enjoy it!
One of the products of minimalism is that you should have more time to do the things you enjoy as your life is free from those aspects seen as unnecessary.
So my advice, stop doing what society expects of you and get out there and enjoy yourself. Life is for living so go and live it and remember no regrets.