Everyone hates making mistakes and if you are worried about messing up, you aren’t the only one. Have you ever hurt someone and didn’t mean to? Or have you overspent, and you feel angry at yourself afterwards? Each mistake that you have made is something that will stay in your mind for a while. There comes a time when you have to let go of the things that you have done.
Being stuck in your mistakes is something that isn’t healthy, and you have to learn how to forgive yourself. Forgiving yourself isn’t easy but you have to realize that this is the way that you can heal. Forgiving yourself won’t happen immediately but as you get past your shame, you will see that you can live a happier life.
Here are some things to do to help you forgive yourself:
Know You Didn’t Mean to Do It
There are mistakes that we make that we didn’t do on purpose. Sometimes the circumstance is misunderstood and sometimes you do things that just don’t work out the way that you thought that it would.
You didn’t do this to try and create a problem, you might have just done it accidently. This just means that you have made a mistake.
I Would Forgive Someone Else
People are harder on themselves than they are others. Think of the mistake that you are having a hard time getting over and ask yourself if you would forgive your best friend for the same thing. Figure out how angry you would be at your partner or your friend for the same thing that you have done and see if you can forgive yourself like you would someone else.
If you could really forgive someone else for the same mistake, then why can’t you forgive the mistake that you have made? We sometimes feel that if we are kind and loving to ourself then we won’t be as successful but you have to love and forgive yourself just like you would others.
You Tried to Fix Things
If you have tried to fix things that you messed up on, then you need to realize that you have done what you can to make things better. As soon as you have done whatever you can to make things right, move forward and stop blaming yourself.
Is This the Worse Mistake?
Is this the worse mistake that you have ever made or will ever make? If so, that might not be the worse thing ever. You are a human being, and you have flaws, and you make mistakes. Everyone does. You will make this mistake and you will make even worse mistakes down the road.
Don’t hold yourself responsible forever and think that you will never mess up again because you will. You can find once you forgive yourself that you can live a better life and you can have peace.
Do Better Next Time
Some times you will make a mistake and you will beat yourself up. You will see that when you do this, it gets you down in the dumps. Realize that you are living your best life and that you are trying. Do better next time. Pay more attention to what you are doing and apologize when you are hurtful.
No matter how much you mess up, you have a chance to do better next time. The mistakes that you have made today are probably not the same ones that you will make tomorrow. Live your life better and strive to make things right.
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