Skip Nav
40 Hilarious Costumes For the Funniest Couples
Engagement Rings
17 Emerald Engagement Rings That Will Leave You Green With Envy
This Infographic Will Give You an Eye-Opening Look Into Every Last Detail of Wedding Planning

Forgiving Is Good For Your Health

Forgiving Can Help You Stay Emotionally Well

Here's a post from OnSugar blog My DISFunkshion.

Let’s face it — it takes a really big person to open up their heart and forgive.

But being stuck at a crossroads with our mind giving the green light to sweet revenge and the red light to a daunting path of forgiveness is not the answer.

Forgiveness is the decision and process of letting go of resentment. As women, we tend to have an instinct to plot revenge, where we are motivated to let the person who hurt us feel the pain that they have put us through. Women, (raised with sugar and spice and everything nice) usually concoct well thought-out plots; thereby, making a woman’s revenge that more dangerous than her male counterpart, since a guy’s notion of revenge entails using physical means.

Nevertheless, the emotionally excruciating wounds we’re left with after being betrayed or let down can take a toll on our health.

Thus, below are 3 ways forgiveness can help us live an emotionally healthy life.

1. Reduces stress — Replaying the scene that made you upset in the first place? Don't. Holding a grudge can tense muscles, elevate blood pressure and heart rates. The rules are simple: forgive and forget. Your body will thank you.

2. Build stronger relationships — Forgiveness is for you, not for anyone else. Do whatever you have to do to feel better. It will help you resolve future conflicts more effectively.

3. Live well Still want revenge? Be happy! Remember, a life well lived is your best revenge. Stop focusing on wounded feelings — that only gives the person who caused your pain control over you. Instead, focus your well needed attention to life’s simplicities, like love, kindness, and generosity.

Want to see more? Start following My DISFunkshion or start your own OnSugar blog. Maybe your stories will be posted here on TrèsSugar!

Image Source: Thinkstock
Around The Web
Join The Conversation
amber512 amber512 5 years
I love that you can forgive someone without allowing them to continue to hurt you.
Health Benefits of Eating Avocado
Why You Shouldn't Brush Your Teeth After Drinking Wine
Why Is Gut Health Important?
How to Boost Your Energy Without Coffee
DIY Sore-Muscle Salve
What Is Leptin?
Natural Neosporin Alternative

POPSUGAR, the #1 independent media and technology company for women. Where more than 75 million women go for original, inspirational content that feeds their passions and interests.

From Our Partners
Latest Love