Posted by Susan V. Brewer in Balance, Coping Skills, Feelings, Self-Care 24 Apr 2012

Part of creating balance in our lives is about knowing when we need to forgive ourselves and/or forgive others. Sometimes we can place high expectations on ourselves and we may fail to reach the goals we set. We need to give ourselves some space and permission to not have to be perfect. High expectations usually means perfectionism. With perfectionism often comes disappointment and frustration. It can be difficult to always strive for having to be the best and do the best. By forgiving ourselves for not fully achieving our goals we can set ourselves free from continued frustration and emotional torture and move on and have balance. We learn to let go of what is not accessible or necessary for personal achievement. If we feel we have been wronged by someone else. It is important to find a way to forgive them in person, in writing or in our mind so that we do not hold onto resentments and bitterness. These feelings will inevitably keep us stuck which creates an imbalance in our emotional well-being. Once we practice forgiveness, we can let go and create a life of balance that works for us.

Susan V. Brewer

Susan V. Brewer is a Certified Life Coach and Psychotherapist in the Upper Bucks County Area.  She graduated in 1987 from Kutztown University with a BS in Criminal Justice and Sociology. She became a Certified Life & Career Coach in June of 2006 and a Certified Relationship Coach in December of 2016. She specializes in adoption, codependency, relationship issues, substance abuse, self-esteem and life transitions. Her belief is “that all persons are truly greater than they think they are.”

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