You can learn how to forgive yourself for past mistakes, even if you don’t feel you deserve forgiveness yet. It will take patience and repetition, but self-forgiveness is worth it. It is tied into our self-esteem, mood, outlook, and how you live your life. You can learn how to forgive yourself for past mistakes and create a new future.
“Wait, CAN I forgive myself? Should I?”
Well, let’s see if you can or should learn to how to forgive yourself before you actually learn how to forgive yourself. All you need to do is answer these three questions:
–Can you accept that because you are human, you make mistakes? (Everyone of us has mistakes and/or regrets in our pasts.)
–Can you remember anything you learned from any of your mistakes? (You know what follows a mis-take, right? A re-take! Learn from it and take another shot!)
–Can you accept that it is impossible for you to be perfect? Because you are not superhuman? (And if you are an actual superhuman, please contact me immediately at firstname.lastname@example.org.)
If you answered yes to any of these questions, then YES. You should forgive yourself and you CAN forgive yourself!