|Has someone hurt you or you have other reasons to stay angry or the emotions run deep that the event/words linger in your mind? Staying angry or holding grudges only harms you. It has been scientifically proven that anger builds in negativity apart from thinking about the person who has angered you constantly. It really does not help. Although there can be innumerable reasons why you hold anger or resentment against a person but forgiving helps you to de-stress and brings about peace of mind which is essential for your well-being. There are other reasons why forgiveness is good for you:
Move on in your life
You might be thinking that by forgiving you are letting the person get ‘off the hook’ but the fact remains that you are doing yourself a favor as you’d be able to sleep better and stay happier. You don’t even have to tell that individual that he or she is forgiven but if you let go of the anger and negativity, you’ll feel as if a load lifted away from you, giving you a chance to bring back positivity and joy in your own life. You’re setting yourself free from helplessness, anger and hurt which might have been harboring in your mind for so long.
Emotions affect health
As your emotions control your health, positive thinking and stress-free living leads to happier and longer life than one filled with negative emotions. When you hold on to resentments and anger, you are weak but the day you forgive and decide to move on from that event and person, you become stronger. You need to love yourself to be able to think about yourself and forgive the person who hurt you.
Peace, relaxation and happiness are important components of building a stronger character and better life. Thus, forgive and forget, to move on in your life. You don’t need to harbor ill-feelings.