Forgiving Ourselves for Our Past Mistakes

Have you ever made a mistake that you still regret?

Maybe you said something hurtful to someone. Or you did something that you’re not proud of.

If so, you’re not alone. Everyone makes mistakes.

But the way we deal with our mistakes can have a significant impact on our lives.

Karen Salmansohn, a writer and speaker, coined the term kindsight to describe the practice of viewing our lives with kindness and compassion, even when looking back at our past mistakes.

Karen says,

Stop beating yourself up about things from your past. Instead of slapping your forehead and asking, ‘What was I thinking?’ breathe and ask yourself the kinder question, ‘What was I learning?’

Viewing our mistakes with kindness and compassion can help us learn from our mistakes, build self-compassion, and improve our relationships.

It’s worth trying, isn’t it?

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