Stress Relief Tool – Forgive Your Past

Is guilt giving you stress? Forgiveness may be your answer.

Do you feel guilty about something in the past? The burden of this past event is likely adding unnecessary stress that has been building for days, months, or years. It’s time to forgive your past.

Forgiveness is giving up the hope that the past could have been any different. It’s accepting the past for what it was and using the present moment to help yourself move forward. It is letting go so that the past does not hold you prisoner.1

A good technique for removing your guilt is to write a letter to someone you feel guilty toward. Explain why you feel this way and ask them to forgive you. This can be written to someone dead or alive, or it can be written to yourself if it was related to self-sabotage. Whatever the case, the act of writing the letter will be therapeutic and help reduce the burden of stress you have been carrying from the past.

 

  1. Winfrey, O. – Oprah’s Forgiveness Aha! Moment

Posted by Professor Pete Alexander

A seasoned professional with over 30 years of Sales and Marketing experience, Pete has battled the negative effects of stress head-on and has developed the LIGHTEN™ stress relief model that motivates his peers to take action and overcome their self-imposed barriers to success using clever yet simple tools and techniques.

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