According to a song by Elton John, “Sorry seems to be the hardest word [to say].” For most people, this line may probably be true. No one can say that asking for forgiveness and forgiving someone is a piece of cake. However, you must bear in mind that forgiveness doesn’t just give you a peace of mind, but also a piece of good heart. Here are the most beneficial effects of forgiveness.
IT’S GOOD FOR YOUR HEART
Forgiving someone frees you from stress, worries, anxieties and other negative emotions. So when you are letting go of all those pressures, you will most probably live a longer and healthier life.
IT CAN MAKE YOU HAPPIER
Forgiveness can make bitter people become better people. Forgiving someone can decrease the level of cortisol or the stress hormone in your body. On the other hand, holding grudges will weigh you down emotionally.
IT CAN IMPROVE YOUR ANGER MANAGEMENT SKILLS
Since you already learned how to forgive others, you will learn how to control your emotions better when you are faced with the same situation in the future. This is because you already know the result of uncontrolled anger. Take a deep breath and be relieved from stress.
IT SUBSIDES CHRONIC PAIN
Studies show that easing your heart with all the negative emotions can get rid of the chronic pain in your body. When you learn to forgive someone, you are bringing peace to your mind which can cause a good response to your overall well-being.
It’s okay if you can’t forgive a person within a day. Learning to forgive takes time. Give yourself a chance to heal and look at the situation objectively. It will be nice if you are able to teach this to your teenage daughters and sons.