Let’s face it; forgiving people is hard. It’s also harder to forgive yourself for mistakes that you’ve made. It’s also hard to not get yourself down for every little mistake you’ve made. Maybe there are some things that you just need to forgive yourself and let it go.
Here are seven things you can forgive yourself for.
1. The unanswered Text
Maybe you got a text from someone that you don’t know so well, or maybe it’s a close friend and you didn’t answer right away. You should let it go. People understand that life is busy and things get overlooked. If it’s someone that you don’t know, then let it go.
2, That rescheduled workout
Workouts are great and you feel better when they are done, but there are some times when your body needs a break. Even people that work out frequently usually have a schedule of what kinds of exercises to do and when. If you don’t feel like giving it your all when you work out, it’s probably best not to work out.
3. An insult you made to a friend accidentally
Most people understand if you are having a bad day or just weren’t thinking when you said something potentially insulting. It’s hard not to worry if someone took offense to something you said. Apologize, if you are ready and able too, and let it go. Of course, you need to remember not to do it again, but let it go.
4. The Ice Cream
Everyone knows the struggle. Maybe you’re on a diet or can have desserts sometimes, and you ate a whole tub of ice cream in one sitting. Everyone slips on a diet, no matter how strict. Perhaps you craved the ice cream and you enjoyed it, but that much ice cream will make you feel bad. Forgive yourself and move on.
5. The half read book
I know you’re thinking the title should be The Half-Blood Prince for all you Harry Potter fans out there, but no, it’s not. We have often started a book and not enjoyed it, but felt obligated to finish it. If you force yourself to read it, you won’t enjoy it or retain the info you are reading. So, return that book from the library or give it back to the friend you borrowed it from, and be done with it.
6. The sloppy bedroom
You want to be as clean and neat as can be, so you made a goal to make your bed. You forget one morning, or you ran late, so it didn’t get done. It’s just one day and you can make it up tomorrow. We all do the best we can do everyday and this is no different. Tomorrow is a new day!
7. Big life Decisions
We all have what seem like hundreds of decisions to make everyday. Some change your life more than others. Should I go back to school or have a baby? Or maybe have another baby? You want to be sure you are making the right decision. Don’t make that decision just yet. Sleep on it for a few nights and predict what would happen if you did have another baby or went back to school. What would your life look like?
Forgiving others is hard, but forgiving yourself is even harder. By letting go of some of these things, you need to let go and move on. This takes time and belief that you will make it through whatever you are going through. That’s all anyone wants; to move on and find happiness along the way.
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