12 Things to Stop Blaming Yourself For

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As humans we are bound to make mistakes every once in a while. It's a part of our nature to think "why did I do that?" or "I really messed up this time." However, little do we know that these types of emotions can take a toll on our overall happiness. When we are constantly criticizing and blaming ourselves for our emotions or actions, there is less room for our minds to think about the positives. That is why self-forgiveness is crucial to bettering self-esteem. If you aren't sure what things you might be faulting yourself for then check out this article below written by the Huffington Post, and remember that the sooner you forgive yourself the happier you will be!

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1. Your emotions. So what if you cry a lot, or are too concerned, or get too passionate about something that matters to you? There's no such thing as "too much" when it comes to feelings. The sooner we learn that, the more emotionally healthy we'll be.

2. The way you handle those emotions. Write out everything you're thinking in a letter. Slam a door and don't feel guilty about it. Go for a run and shut off your phone. Do whatever you need to do in order to process what you're going through -- and do it unapologetically. Everyone handles a challenge in their own way.

3. Another person's rejection. It's not your fault that someone doesn't like your hair, your stance on politics, or the way you carry yourself. That's their problem. If you're behaving in a way that's most authentic to you, that's all you can do. The right people -- the ones who belong in your life -- will accept every part of it. Click here to feel instantly better by eliminating these 11 behaviors.

4. Little failures. And big failures. We're human, mistakes are in our nature. We forgive others for their indiscretions -- it's time to start extending ourselves the same courtesy.

5. Someone else's circumstances. In the iconic romantic comedy When Harry Met Sally, a patron that overheard Meg Ryan's -- shall we say satisfying -- lunch famously stated, "I'll have what she's having."As lovely as that sentiment is, that isn't always possible.

Don't compare your own story to someone else's story. The personal shame that comes from not having what she or he is having is too much for one soul to manage.

6. Your needs. Humans are incredibly complex so our necessities are going to be incredibly different. Don't blame yourself for needing certain components from a relationship or a career that someone else may not feel is necessary. Don't apologize for knowing what it takes to make you feel fulfilled. Not sure what you want? Find out by taking an adventure.

>> Curious for more? Click here for the original article on the Huffington Post.