12 Things You Should Forgive Yourself For

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6. Forgive Yourself For Not Taking Chances.

Many times we’ve avoided experiences in life because they involved taking risks. Whether it’s travelling to a new city for your dream job, avoiding to have ‘the talk’ with your partner or simply not asking out a cute person at the bar, because you chickened out.

You ponder upon the thought from time to time, what would your life be like if you would’ve said yes to that job offer or gone for that trip with your friends. 

You need to forgive yourself and let go of the thought that you didn’t take enough risks or chances in life. Think of how happy you are now and respect your choices even if they weren’t bold and spontaneous.

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7. Forgive Yourself For Being Self-Critical.

“I look so fat in this dress.” or “They must think I’m an idiot.” Sometimes, we’re our worst critics, aren’t we?

You blame yourself for every bad thing that happens to you even though it might not be your fault.

In the journey of self-love, try to forgive yourself, instead of blaming yourself. Learn to recognize and replace negative self-talk with positive self-talk. For instance, instead of saying, “I can’t do this” try saying “I will try or I’m capable of doing it.” The kinder you are to yourself, the better you will feel about yourself and your abilities.

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8. Forgive Yourself For Being Lazy.

You had a rough week and you don’t feel like working or doing any chores. It’s okay, it’s not possible to be productive all the time. If you want to slow down for some time, do it, and don’t feel guilty about it at all. We all work at different speeds, and working more than you can, will eventually burn you out. 

You aren’t procrastinating, all you need is some rest to get back on track. Adulting is not exactly an easy thing, so trust me when I say that you aren’t being lazy. So forgive yourself, ditch unnecessary socialization, watch a movie in your PJ’s, and relax without guilt!

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9. Forgive Yourself For Cutting Off Toxic People.

You need to forgive yourself for cutting off people who were toxic to your mental health. Whether they’re your family members, friends or spouse, you did the right thing! Your mental peace and happiness always comes first, and if you don’t take care of yourself, how are you supposed to take care of others?

Cutting off negative people from your life is a brave thing to do. Putting yourself and your happiness first, is the right thing to do. So, don’t think that you are a bad or difficult person, just because you chose to remove toxic people from your life. 

There is no shame in burning bridges with people who hurt you, both mentally and physically. You don’t need to keep saving relationships at the cost of your own sanity.

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10. Forgive Yourself If You’re Having A Hard Time At Work.

It’s high time that you recognize this, that not everyone works the same way. Other than work we also have our personal and social lives, and those are equally important. Your career and job is not the be-all and end-all of life. Sure it’s an extremely important part, but never the only important part.

If you find yourself struggling at work, and feel like you can never do anything right, then don’t focus on what you cannot do, instead work on things you’re good at. 

Take your time and learn new skills. Begin by forgiving yourself for not being able to give your 100% and tell others what you’re struggling with. There’s always room for new possibilities. 

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