How to Practice Forgiveness? Powerful Tips

23 April 24


Acknowledge the situation

The first step towards forgiveness is to acknowledge and accept the situation. Accept that something is hurting you. Sit in a quiet place and observe your thoughts.

Process your emotions

Sit with your thoughts and feelings. Take time to process your emotions and accept whatever you are feeling and thinking. Your feelings are valid!

Let it out

Don’t hold back anything inside; let it out. Write it on a piece of paper, or just talk to yourself out loud. Burn that paper, and you will feel even better!

Practice self-compassion

Be kind to yourself and try to be more understanding of yourself and others. Practising self-compassion keeps our minds and hearts light even in tough situations.

Set boundaries

Setting boundaries is essential for your mental and emotional well-being. Forgiveness does not mean that you should give more chances to people or things that hurt you.


Communicate clearly what’s making you upset, although it's not always necessary to get closure. Remember, forgiveness is about your inner peace and not the apology of others.

Baby steps

Don’t push yourself too hard. If you don’t feel like giving forgiveness, then there is no need to do that. Sometimes, thinking about forgiving the other person is enough in itself.

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