Steps to forgiveness
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5 Steps To Forgiveness

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In today’s post, I will be sharing steps to forgiveness, This is a very important part of our lives as human beings, o without wasting any more time let’s get into it.

Most of the pain that we feel comes from us not forgiving someone or letting go of a particular situation, emotional pains or physical pains comes from us not letting go of what hurts us, I know that it is hard for us to forgive ourselves or others but we own it to ourselves to forgive so that we can be able to move forward in our lives.

When one forgives the burden of guilt is lifted from the shoulders of the offender, anger, and resentment are cleared from the forgiver’s life, so there are going to be relieved from their emotional pains, that is the power of forgiveness. like I said forgiveness does not come easily to people but here are steps to forgiveness that you can take to help the process a bit faster now am not saying this is the ultimate tip, it will take a lot of effort from your side and also you need to have the mindset that you want to forgive and let go of what is hurting you.

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Steps To Forgiveness

Acknowledge That You Are Hurting: One of the steps to forgiveness is to acknowledge that you hurting, most times we hide our anger people and sometimes from ourselves unless it is let out in full-blown rage. It takes a lot of courage to be honest to yourself and to other people that you have a lot of anger inside of you. it’s going to be scary but it is a step towards forgiveness. You can start by journaling, writing down what made you angry right from childhood to date. This will help you with your healing process.

Identify Your Feelings: Now that you have acknowledged that you are hurt, you need to identify how and what your feelings are towards what you have written down, Separate yourself from the situation and then analyze each and everything that you have written down, am I still angry about this? can I forgive this person? will I be able to forgive myself? These are the questions that you need to ask yourself so that you can identify your feelings so that you can take steps to forgiveness for yourself and for others.

Forgive Yourself And Others: This is one of the important steps to forgiveness is to forgive yourself and others when someone hurts us very deeply it is very hard for us to forgive and forget especially for we were expecting it from that person but we have to remember that holding on to anger is not hurting the other person especially if the other person is remorseful about what they did. When you do not forgive your stress levels goes up and it will affect you both physically and emotionally. My suggestion is that you need to make a decision from your head, not your heart that you want to forgive and then start from there.

Recognize How The Event is Affecting You: Another steps to forgiveness are to recognize how the event is affecting you. If you do not forgive someone then it is going to affect your present-day and you moving forward with your life.

Release Yourself From Your Emotional Prison: The last steps to forgiveness is to release yourself from your emotional prison, let go of your emotions, forgive yourself and the others that offended you so that you can move forward with your life.

That is all the tips I have for you on steps to forgiveness, remember that these things take time, they do not happen overnight.

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40 Comments

  1. Even if there is 100 ways or steps, there is only one essential requirement :
    A big heart…

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    1. Adenike says:

      So true

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  2. Such a positive and beautiful blog post! I’m so glad I came across it. <3

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  3. These are great tips, I have definitely found it hard to forgive myself in the past, its so easy to be really hard on yourself. I love writing things down though, I find that it really helps get all the thoughts out in my head. Its definitely easier to analyse things as well when you’ve got it all written down. Great post!

    Chloe xx

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    1. Adenike says:

      Yes it is much more easier

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  4. Neecee B says:

    I need to work on these I have such a hard time after being hurt.

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  5. This is so helpful – I’ve had a hard time fully moving on from things in the past, even when I say that I’ve forgiven someone

    Thanks for sharing! x

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    1. Adenike says:

      It is very hard to move on but we have to do it for ourselves

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  6. ravina says:

    So Helpful!!

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  7. Forgiveness is very important, not only for our mental health, but our physical health as well. I once heard about a lady who did not forgive a person who hurt her deeply and how keeping those toxic emotions inside physically crippled and she ended up dying prematurely. Also, forgiveness is key to our spiritual health and salvation. Jesus teaches us that we need to forgive others in order to receive forgiveness for ourselves. Thank you for breaking down the steps!

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    1. Adenike says:

      That story about the lady is exactly why we need to forgive and yes it is important for our spiritual health

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  8. Winnie Tataw says:

    This is some great and healing tips and advice <3

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  9. Lexi says:

    I have a hard time moving on from hurtful situations. It’s so important to know that forgiving is really for you to move on and not really for the other person.

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    1. Adenike says:

      It is very important to know that

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  10. Digitaldaybook says:

    Very useful guide!

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  11. Thank you for these tips. It is so much better when you are able to finally forgive and let go of something. It’s so important for emotional health.

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    1. Adenike says:

      Yes it is very important to forgive

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  12. You definitely nailed breaking this down into five steps 🙂 Quick and simple!

    Ella-Rose ~ http://www.wanderingterra.com

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  13. This is so true. The ks

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  14. Thanks. This post hit home

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  15. Couldn’t agree more with this post. Forgiveness is crucial to being able to move on and live a happy life.

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  16. These are great advice. The last step is something I struggle with. Thank you for sharing
    Darina from daramiblog

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  17. These are great advice. The last step is something I struggle with. Thank you for sharing.
    Darina from daramiblog

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  18. The five steps suggested are really workable and easy. Thanks for sharing.

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  19. Great tips and things to work on when you’re struggling to forgive someone. Also worth remembering when you’re struggling to forgive yourself!

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  20. This is a great post! I’ve struggled to forgive for hurtful situations in the past. It ends up hurting more reliving and holding on for too long.
    Great tips! Very helpful

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  21. This is such a great and inspiring post!

    I’ve never really thought about this before but know that I do struggle with forgiveness at times and can hold a grudge so this is really useful!

    Thanks so much for sharing!

    Love Lozza x
    http://girlygabble.com

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  22. Thanks for this. I realized forgiving is not totally about the person who hurt you. It’a more on releasing yourself from the stress it has brought you.

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    1. Adenike says:

      Yes it is

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  23. Absolutely amazing! Forgiving yourself is a crucial step you need to take if you want to have a happy and peaceful life. Making yourself a priority is far from selfish! You should love, forgive, and appreciate yourself. Always. Thank you for this piece of yours, it’s truly beautiful.

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    1. Adenike says:

      Thank you and thank you for reading

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  24. In the past I had been holding on to a lot of hate and hurt towards people who had done me wrong. Little did I know that holding onto those negative emotions was actually hurting me further. Once I finally forgave those people, I felt a massive weight lift off my shoulders. There’s freedom in forgiveness!!

    Roni🖤
    www,myelevatedexistence.com

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  25. I agree with you. Forgiveness is really important. Being upset with others takes away our own happiness. It’s not worth it.

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  26. I don’t think we focus enough on the impact forgiveness has on our mental and physical health. Harbouring all those negative emotions is so toxic. These are great tips for healing!

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  27. This is a great post! And the best part these steps don’t require a positive response from the other person.

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  28. Great points and I totally agree

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  29. hello! I can relate to so many good points in this post!
    especially, acknowledging that your hurting and identify your feelings sections.
    thanks for sharing such an amazing post!

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  30. These are great tips to start a journey if loving yourself.

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  31. You are very right about acknowledging your pain. Sometimes you don’t even know you’re resenting someone for something

    Chelle | http://www.chellebelle2016.blogspot.com

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  32. You really did hit a hard one. This is really a reminder.

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