Learning to Forgive Yourself
We all mess up sometimes. So why is learning to forgive yourself a lot harder than forgiving others?
A New Day
Forgiving yourself isn't a slogging, long-term, "good day/bad
day" type of thing, Marshall says. "At some point," she says, "you reach a
turning point. Something shifts. You feel less burdened, you have more energy.
You live longer, you have better health."
"We all screw up sometime," Hartman says. "Forgiving ourselves
is as close as we come to a system reset button."
Star Lawrence is a medical journalist based in the Phoenix