Forgiveness leads to a healthy mind, body and soul. It reduces depression levels, anxiety levels and cures unhealthy anger issues.
Holding on to painful memories and resentment leads to mental and emotional health problems. On the other hand, forgiving and letting go of grudges, bitterness and pain leads to various health benefits.
SOME OF THE BENEFITS OF FORGIVING ARE :
1) Stress Reduction
We tend to think about the hurtful and harmful incidences continuously in our minds.
This increases the stress levels in the body. This gives rise to bitterness and sad feelings which affects mental well-being.
Forgiveness helps us to stop overthinking and rethinking about bitter situations and helps us visualize the broader perspective of life.
2) Reduces depression
Depression leads to poor mental health and can lead to suicidal thoughts. Forgiveness leads to a positive mindset and heals the mind. Forgiveness replaces depression with the feeling of compassion, love and self–care.
3) Better anger-management skills
Anger may make a person say or do wrong things as the person is not in control of his/her senses. Forgiveness helps reduce the anger levels towards the person who has done wrong and caused pain. Practising forgiveness helps us develop self-control. To manage or control our anger, we can take some deep breaths, or start counting up to ten, or drink a glass of water, or we can do some exercise.
4) Healthier relationships
When forgiveness becomes a regular part of our life journey practice it will make all our relationships healthier. Relationships with your parents, lovers, co-workers, bosses, neighbours, friends and others begin to flourish. There is less tragedy to deal with if you practice forgiveness.
That is a huge advantage!
5) Better psychological health
By freeing ourselves from the pain and sadness, our life becomes more pleasant, increasing our happiness quotient.
Forgiveness makes us feel calmer and fills our hearts with love and empathy, which are the most essential qualities required in today’s world.
A LIFE full of HAPPINESS and HEALTHY relationships is everyone’s dream.
This can be achieved by practising