Stop feeling guilty!
The story: You have this long business trip that will keep you away from home for 2 weeks. It is the fruit of the hard work you invested for months on an exciting project. Mr. Colleague also joining the trip, is questioning how you manage to leave your kids and partner for so long for a work-related trip.
Don’t: You start feeling guilty for travelling for so long, and all the excitement of delivering this project you worked so hard for, starts fading.
Do: You do not pay attention to what Mr. Colleague says. You smile and return him the question, since he also has kids. You do not feel guilty, and keep your energy level high to successfully deliver your project.