I’ve heard it said that resentment is a glass of poison you pour for someone else and then drink yourself.
Holding a grudge requires a lot of mental energy. Letting go of resentment and harboring forgiveness is no small feat, but the freedom it gives you is life-altering.
Open your journal and ask yourself:
- Who do I need to forgive?
- What do I need to do to forgive them?
- What do I need to be forgiven for? What would that look like?
- What does it look like to forgive myself? How can I take a small step in that direction?
Write on those prompts for awhile and see what comes out. Sometimes just asking the question itself can be liberating.