One of the hardest things to do is forgive yourself

Good Monday morning to all of you out there.  If you are working today on this Monday in between the weekend and the fourth of July, then I hope its your best day ever and if you are off and you are celebrating, then be safe and enjoy every moment.  I am here putting together my #coffeetalk and the blog and the podcast and it is all good with my cuppa dark roast in hand.

Yesterday I wrote about being mindful and what mindfulness really meant and how it was relatable to what we are doing here on our journeys and it was received with a TON of great comments and great shares but I wanted to add on a part two if I could.  Forgiveness.

All day yesterday I was reading posts about people who were upset about the slide that they felt on the weekend and diving into things like ice cream cake or delicious barbecue or alcoholic beverages.  Most seemed to be in a pretty good space to know that needed to be elastic and bounce right back but I wanted to talk about that process a bit and how important it really is.

Forgiveness is one of the most consistent terms in society when it comes to morals and values that we will hear all out lives yet, it is one of the hardest ones to accomplish and achieve in our journeys.  Although we run down the road of not trying to hold grudges, it is hard not to when someone has done you wrong.  And to throw fire on that one, forgiving ourselves is even harder to do because we are our own WORST critic.

It is extremely hard to look at your flaws and your mistakes and forgive yourself.  Why do you think so many people throw in the towel after being on the program for a bit because they fall or slide and they wont forgive themselves and then you hear the common “Well I might as well just enjoy myself and say screw it”

No one ever said any of this was easy and most will tell you it is hard as can be, but you are worth the investment.  You are worth the time it takes to learn from your mistakes and forgive yourself for anything you do or say to yourself.  Be your own supporter, be your own advocate and build yourself up because YOU are all you got at times!!

Have a great day and be as mindful as you can be today and tomorrow and make smart choices and if you don’t, enjoy yourself, and forgive yourself to be able to get back on the horse tomorrow.

Have a good one folks!

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6 thoughts on “One of the hardest things to do is forgive yourself

  1. One of the most common misperceptions is that the only way to achieve change is to be hard on ourselves. In fact, research points to the opposite. Self-criticism and self-abnegation lead to feelings of frustration, despair and hopelessness, that completely undermine our best intentions. By contrast, it is through forgiveness that we learn to embrace possibility and personal growth.

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  2. Wow! This had me a little teary as it hit home for me and where I’m at right now. It helped me get out of my critical voice and move on. I know I did some damage over this long weekend, but I can’t let that ruin everything. I’ve got to love myself enough to keep going and not listen to the negative voice inside saying I can’t really do this. Thank you for this!!

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