Consider using a calendar as a way to cultivate compassion and practice self-forgiveness every day. Begin by clicking on the link below and printing the calendar page. Try this practice for one month and see if you wish to add this activity to your “tool box” of things that build inner strength. Here’s how to work with this: For 28 days, date each box and write in that box an “I forgive myself for….” statement about a judgment you have made about yourself or another person. Many of our judgments are based on limiting beliefs and misbeliefs that we somehow entertained and “bought into” many years ago, most likely in early childhood.
I forgive myself for judging myself as not good enough.
I forgive myself for buying into the misbelief that I must be perfect in order to be worthy.
I forgive myself for taking in the misbelief that unless everyone approves of me, I can’t love myself.
I forgive myself for judging myself as weak.
I forgive myself for judging my boss as a jerk.
I forgive myself for judging my spouse as lazy.
I forgive myself for judgment myself as stupid.
I forgive myself for buying into the misbelief that people who love me should be able to read my mind.
When you complete the calendar, simply throw it away. There is no need to hold on to what you want to let go. If you wish to continue the practice, simply print another form and start again. Over time, this practice can be deeply healing and helpful as a way to build inner strength, self worth, and peace. Click to download A Forgiveness Calendar PDF