Finding peace within yourself can be difficult, but it's necessary if you want to experience peace with those around you. If you're having trouble finding peace within, it could be because you aren't forgiving yourself for past mistakes. Some people dwell for years on things that they cannot change, when they should really be working toward letting the past go and forgiving themselves. Of course, this can be easier said than done.
When you're trying to forgive yourself, WebMD recommends that you first pinpoint exactly what it is that you're sneaking forgiveness for.
"I think people often try to forgive themselves for the wrong things," Joretta Marshall, PhD, professor of pastoral care at the Eden Theological Seminary in St. Louis told WebMD. "We think we ought to forgive ourselves for being human and making human mistakes…forgiveness means being specific about what we did that needs forgiving."
The Huffington Post adds that one of the simplest ways to start forgiving yourself is to make sure you apologize to those you have wronged. While it may be difficult, you're sure to feel better afterward.