Why do we HAVE to forgive?

Forgiveness. It’s one of those touchy subjects we have all heard time and again. Forgiveness. We all know that “experts” say that we all need to learn to forgive. But why? Why is forgiveness so vital to our wellbeing? Why do we need to not only forgive others, but also, ourselves? What is the big deal? Why do we need to forgive the mistakes that we all make? Forgiving can create peace in our lives where bitterness, anger, grief, and heartache can live.

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The Relationship Between Habits and Willpower

It’s hard to keep up willpower for any length of time. Yes, we can stick to a low-fat 1,000 calorie diet and go hungry for a week or two, but eventually our willpower fades. And yes, we can do exercise we hate for a while… until we run out of willpower. We can stay up late to get the house clean…until we become too exhausted and run out of willpower.

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Creating a journal that you will want to write in everyday is very important to your mental health. It doesn’t have to be a “dear diary” type of journal. It can be any style you want! There are many different ways to accomplish the perfect style of journal for you. It has to work for YOU, not someone else. Journaling has many health benefits, and experts say it is one of the best ways to de-stress.

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Why Would You Forgive Someone Who Hurt You?

The phrase “forgive and forget” may come off as cliché and might be easily dismissed by someone who has been violated and living with righteous indignation. If you are one of the people who have been hurt, it might feel ridiculous to think about forgiving someone who hurt you deeply, but hear me out. There are important reasons why offering forgiveness can help. 

You may not think you can forgive those that have wounded you, but there are valuable reasons why you should consider forgiveness as one of the options related to your anger, sadness, or other emotions tied to your situation. 

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The Power of Forgiveness for Mental Health and Well-Being

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Forgiveness is a fundamental aspect of our lives that has a profound impact on our mental health and overall well-being. It is a process that allows us to let go of negative emotions, heal emotional wounds, and move forward with a renewed sense of peace and happiness. While forgiveness may not always be easy, its benefits are undeniable.

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