Let Go of the Old for A Healthier Happier You
“You will begin to HEAL when you let go of past hurts, FORGIVE those who have wronged you and learn to forgive YOURSELF for your mistakes.” -Author Unknown
In this season of change and renewal, many are looking forward to a better life in the new year ahead. One very important thing that can help in moving forward with our goals, and our life, is FORGIVENESS. Allowing past transgressions to stay in the past can be very powerful. In order to move forward and heal, we must be willing to forgive. Research has shown that unforgiveness, anger, and stress can damage a person’s mind and body. Physical illness can come as a result of long-term stress. Mental and emotional distress such as depression and anxiety can also come as a result of unhealthy emotions, which often stem from fear and unforgiveness. Fear in the sense that we give something or someone power over us. Power over our mind and control over our actions. When a person constantly lives in fear, that person does not have the freedom to live the life he or she was destined to live.
Are you ready to let go and LIVE your best life? YOU CAN make a difference in your life when you make the choice to forgive.
Consequences of Unforgiveness
- Higher levels of anxiety
- More depressed mood
- Increased anger towards others
- Poorer quality of relationships
Benefits of Forgiveness
- Lower levels of stress
- Increased happiness
- Better quality of life
- Less depressie thoughts and mood
You can’t change anything about the past. You can’t change anything about another person. You can’t regain the time you’ve lost. But, what you CAN do is make the choice to let it go and forgive. Release yourself and begin to live the life that you were destined for. You CAN achieve true happiness. Forgiveness is the key.
If you need help processing forgiveness or would like to discuss the benefits of counseling or coaching, contact Dr. Ronica at firstname.lastname@example.org or (601) 622-1393.
Take the first step and I’ll help you take the next.
Hurt is Real, but You can Heal!