~~WELLNESS TIP~~


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Misc Tip Boost your happiness by letting go of regrets. You’ve forgiven others for their mistakes. It’s time to forgive yourself too.

 

To achieve greater happiness in the coming year, practice making peace with yourself. From an early age, we learn about the power of forgiveness. In order to be happy, we have to let go of our hurt and find compassion for those who have wronged us. Holding a grudge, we’re taught, hurts us more than it hurts those we resent. But the one person we often neglect to forgive is our self  Regret is a powerful emotion that can keep us locked in the past. It drains us, steals our confidence, and prevents us from finding joy in the present. Remember that everyone makes mistakes — it’s a part of life. It’s how we grow. To let go of your past disappointments, Jane Ehrman, Med  a mind-body coach at the Cleveland Clinic Center for Integrative Medicine, recommends journaling about them. Ask yourself what you would do differently and better if you had it to do over again. What can you learn about yourself from the experience? Take time to work through these feelings. And, when you’re ready, let go of the shame and guilt.

 

 

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2 thoughts on “~~WELLNESS TIP~~

  1. Yes, journaling is a wonderful tool! I have also found that talking honestly with my sponor and Tracey work wonders. Let me add – there is nothing like prayer! Thanks for the post!

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