The Artist and the Bohemian in me know it's okay for me to do things (like play the guitar) that inspire my creativity, enliven my mind and heart, that are fun and that bring joy and gratification.
But my "Accountant" and "Foreman" fiercely proclaim that if I don't first tend to my responsibilities I'll expire from hunger or laziness within weeks and I can kiss that whole "enjoyment" thing goodbye anyway.
Ahh, to have the permission and space for a little peaceful coexistence...
Fortunately, in recent years I've been nurturing my awareness to allow these often conflicting internal parts to coexist more peacefully (in the same room/skull/body) so that each of them can get some decent face time and not have to whine so much for attention.
I'm loving the peace-making effect is has in me, and I'm also loving spending some good guilt-free time with the guitar.
Does this resonate? I'd love to hear what this tweaks in you in the comments below.