How to forgive yourself for something terrible?
Everyone is guilty of doing something wrong at some point in their lives, but it’s important to forgive yourself for those mistakes.
The first step in forgiving yourself for a mistake is to admit that you have done wrong and own up to it. It can be anything from a blatant lie to an omission- anything that you know deep down is not the right thing. The next step is to figure out if the mistake was intentional or unintentional. If it was intentional, then there will be feelings of regret, resentment, depression and sadness associated with the act; if unintentional, guilt and shame will occur.
Next we need to come up with a plan of action on how we are going to fix the mistake that you made. Be honest with yourself about what needs fixing; don’t
Even the most perfect person is capable of doing something terrible. You just need to learn to forgive yourself and start over.
We are all imperfect, and we are all capable of doing terrible things. But you can forgive yourself for your mistakes, learn from them, and start over with a clean slate.