Forgiving yourself involves humility: the recognition that you’re human and humans make mistakes.
Shame, guilt, and regret are emotions that are meant to make us notice when something we did hurt our self or others. Once you’ve paid attention to that message and made adjustments accordingly, it does not serve you or anyone else for you to wallow in the shame, guilt or regret. Forgiving yourself helps you move on. It helps you break free of burdens that can keep you stuck.
“Show me a person who’s never made a mistake, and I’ll show you the person who’s never made anything.” – Anonymous©Ann Silvers, MA, LMHC; www.annsilvers.com Ann@annsilvers.com 206-660-9840