Assuming you have or have had some major conflict with someone in your life, no matter how dastardly the act or the victimization you may feel, the short answer is that it’s always OK to forgive someone. In fact, it’s absolutely necessary if you want to gain the emotional freedom it takes to have a truly happy life.
Overthinking makes us question and analyze their behavior and our behavior often, which makes us worried about the fallout. Instead of thinking about the situation on a loop that is bringing you down, forgive and move on.
Lagom may sound similar to the principles of minimalism, but rather than obsessing over how little you can live with, lagom is more about encouraging people to focus on having enough, knowing that those parameters change regularly.
Where there is conflict, there are no innocents. If a relationship has broken down, shaming ourselves with guilt helps no one. Owning our own behavior, and forgiving ourselves (and the other person) frees everyone.
In instances of rape, incest, mugging, or abuse, forgiveness is not something we do for the offending monsters that prey on our weaknesses. It’s what we do to free ourselves from staying in resentment and continuing to suffer from the negative impact their actions have on us.
It's said that if you’re digging someone’s grave, best to dig two. It’s not just about turning the other cheek. It’s about realizing that we all have to reckon with our own karma.
Forgiveness is the cure for a broken heart. It can be challenging to say the very least and, unfortunately, many of us think forgiveness is only for the devout. It’s a sad misconception.
You want to heal your heart and free up your emotional bandwidth for real, connected relationships.
A conversation needs to be balanced, not one-sided. By using lagom and actively listening, whether it's to your romantic partner, friends or family, you are effectively building a positive relationship.
Exercising has many benefits, including less stress, better sleep, and disease management. But overexercising can lead to problems like sore muscles, feeling tired all the time, sleep troubles, anxiety and depression.
Giving has been linked to reduced stress and a decrease in negative emotions. Another study also found that giving and receiving gifts increased positive emotions.