31 Day Self Care Challenge: Day 15

Day 15: Write down who you need to forgive and why.

Have you heard the phrase, unforgiveness is like drinking poison?

Although your resentment and/or anger is directed towards someone else, it is actually doing more harm to yourself.

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You are carrying an emotional weight. You are allowing stress to break your body down. You are giving someone else power over your happiness and your joy.

Although you may not be able to verbally tell the person you forgive them, you can still free yourself from the bondage of unforgiveness.

You can do this by writing a letter to them. Giving them the letter is your choice. If you decide that you do not want to give them the letter or if you are unable to hand it to them, you can just write the letter.

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Write until you no longer feel the weight and negativity.

You can release all of your pain and hurt, be honest, tell your reality and your truth, do not hold back your thoughts and feelings, write until you feel the breeze of freedom…then disregard the letter.

That’s right. Throw it out. Burn it. Rip it up. Drown it in water.

By doing this you’re symbolizing that you are freeing yourself from the pain that served as an anchor. It symbolizes a new journey you will embark on. It symbolizes the end of dread and the start of new beginnings.

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Forgiveness can be a process. Yes it can take time. It can take lots of tears and sleepless nights. The time frame is different for everyone. If you feel as though you are battling with forgiving someone then I encourage you to try this exercise. It may not make all the pain go away in one sitting or overnight but hopefully it starts the process of forgiveness. After all, if you are considering this, it means you are open to forgiving and once you are open to forgiving, you are open to embracing a new life and that is the perfect place to start.

You deserve peace. You deserve happiness. You matter.

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