Natural Stress Relief Tip: Forgive Others Who Hurt You!

Possessing the willingness to forgive is a great STRENGTH, not a weakness.


Willing2ForgiveHere is a life-changing natural stress relief tip that can eliminate a lot of tension and stress from your life. I have learned over many years and after much reluctance on my part, that when someone hurts me with their words or actions, it’s best to find ways to forgive!  I

s it easy? Heck no!  Is it beneficial?  Absolutely.  And guess who it benefits most?  ME! I know it is the best way to release the stress, anger and tension caused and ensure my peace of mind, which is priceless!

The main thing that helps me to forgive others comes from my acceptance of people’s imperfections. I understand now that life’s frustrations sometimes result in unfavorable behaviors being displayed. People are angry, bitter, resentful, stressed out, overwhelmed, and simply exhausted by the demands, disappointments and disasters of modern day living. I try not to allow the behaviors of others to make me bitter and resentful. 

My strongest weapon is my strong relationship with my friends and family. I know they have positive intentions for me so I am quick to forgive their offensive actions. And even more important, I know I have faults and short-comings too, and when I inadvertently say or do something that offends them, I would want them to forgive me and mend the relationship too.

I notice that when I hold on to negative feelings, I am more inclined to act negatively. Taking that route results in me possibly offending others, sometimes more than I actually intend to, especially my family and close friends. My mission is to live peaceably with each person I come into contact with.  There is so much trouble and disharmony in the world.  I cannot control that. But I CAN control what goes on in my own world.  I feel empowered to be able to create peace and harmony  in my own little corner of the world. 

When hurtful situations occur, ( and they WILL occur),  I use them to help me to grow so I am better able to manage my emotions and react constructively in the future.

Some relationships change after negative occurrences, some people are better let out of my life or out least, kept to a safe distance. Regardless of the status of the relationship, I forgive and leave with a light heart and clear conscience.

My willingness to open my heart to genuine apologies from others is one of my strengths.

Today, I am determined to go to bed without holding any grudges. I am committed to living a quality life that can only come from living well with others. To this end, I am determined to dig deep inside to find the understrength to forgive others when they hurt me.  Some situations are harder to forgive.  But when I realize that the person to benefit MOST is actually me, that makes it a whole lot easier to let go of resentment and find the courage to forgive.

How About You?

  1. What process do you go through to convince yourself to forgive others?
  2. What active steps do you take to encourage healthy relationships with others?
  3. What are some actions that are harder for you to forgive?

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About Darlene

Darlene is passionate and enthusiastic about helping women simplify their lives, develop stress resilience, regain balance, and find happiness, despite the personal storms life throws at them. She has published a popular series of stress management books which focus on simple, practical and healthy stress relief strategies, as well as provide FREE resources and services that help women become more stress-resilient.

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