Updated: Jan 6, 2019
The ability to forgive ourselves for mistakes, large and small, is critical to our well-being.
We all go through things in our lives, and, sometimes, those things affect us in a negative way. If you are dealing with self-love or self-esteem issues, then you may not be operating in the best interest of self. You may be looking to fill internal voids with external solutions, but that never works. No matter what bad you have been through in your past, it is so important to forgive yourself for it. You must realize that you were working with the tools you had at the time. We are a firm believer in you don’t know what you don’t know. The point is not to blame yourself for the bad decisions you may have made or to be overly critical of yourself. The goal should always be to learn from your decisions, from the situation, so you can figure out how to be better moving forward. There is a lesson is everything.
Write yourself a letter. Apologize to yourself for all of the pain you have put yourself through. Be as open and candid as possible. Once the letter is complete, find a quiet place and sit in front of a mirror and read the letter to yourself. Once you’re done reading the letter, look yourself in the eyes and say “I forgive you” until you really mean it. This will be an emotional experience, but it so necessary in order to let go of the past baggage that you have probably been carrying around with you for years. It’s time to unpack, sis. You can be your own greatest enemy of your own greatest ally. It’s time for us to start loving ourselves back to health.