Everyone is feeling some degree of emotional turmoil, confusion, stress or anxiety during the pandemic we are currently experiencing.
Feeling these types of emotions is completely natural, but sometimes the stress or anxiety lasts a wee bit longer than needs be. This makes it difficult to feel calm and at peace and, if we can’t let go and move on, it can cause even more stress.
Forgiveness is one of the ways you can profoundly change your life. It is not always easy, but it is a skill that can be learned and cultivated. It just takes practice. Shared below are some techniques to help you forgive, let go, and move forward with greater ease and happiness.
Here Are 8 Ways to Feel Calm and Peace During Our Current Circumstances:
Think about all the advantages of letting go of your emotional turmoil
Make a list of what you could gain by forgiving what has happened to you. Think about how free you would feel. How will thing change for you?
List the disadvantages of maintaining your negative feelings
What toll is it taking on you and the people around you? How does it affect your children if you can’t forgive the situation you are in, the virus or whomever? Is it going to solve anything by continuing down the path you are currently on?
Commit to letting go
It is difficult to accomplish anything without having the intention of doing so. Most people don’t miraculously lose 25 pounds or start saving an extra $100 every month; anything positive normally starts with an intention. So, commit to finding a way to forgive and move on.
Understand that you have a choice
We are intelligent, thoughtful creatures. We don’t have to simply react to things without reflection. You do have a choice about how you interpret things and the actions you take afterwards. You can also change your mind and choose something different after your initial reaction. You can choose.
It is easy to just assume that other people are just flawed beings, but maybe there is more to it than that. What else do they have going on in their lives? Has something happened in their past that caused them to behave the way that they did? Try to see things from their perspective. You might be surprised what you find.
Consider your part in it
Did you contribute to the issue in some way? It is rare that anyone is completely innocent when a disagreement occurs. Realizing and accepting your part in the matter can help you understand their motivation. Also, it is important to find forgiveness for yourself, as well, if you regret anything that you did or said.
Focus on the here and now
Constantly reliving the past just keeps the hurt feelings churning. One of the keys to life is to stay in the present moment. Look around you; what do you see? What are you doing? If you are washing the dishes, be totally aware of the fact that you are washing the dishes, not thinking about other things. Be present.
Forgive the person and you will immediately feel better. We are at our best when we act with compassion. We feel great, too, when compassion and forgiveness are automatically part of our lives. Forgiveness is something that you largely do for yourself.
Forgiving and forgetting is a skill that requires work to become good at it. But be smart. If someone took advantage of you, it doesn’t mean you should not be mindful and prevent it from happening again. Forgiving means that you let it go so you don’t have to be miserable thinking about that person every day for the next 5 years.
Negative emotions are tools that can tell us that something might be wrong. For your best results, take the appropriate action at the time something happens and then release the emotion. Forgive and move on with your life!
Are you ready to make personal and spiritual changes in your life? Consider a one on one private session with Moira or a reading to free yourself from limitations and open yourself up to greater possibilities? You’re invited to open the door.