Welcome back to another edition of Find The Good Friday, a weekly newsletter where we share one resource, one inspiring quote, and one quick tip to help you find the good this upcoming week. 

Our goal is to help you get through the good and the bad days, the ups and the downs, and anything else that stands between you and a smile on your face.

This week's focus: How and why to forgive yourself

Let’s get to it!

This Week's Resource 📚

12 Tips for Forgiving Yourself

It can be tough to forgive someone who’s hurt you.

But you want to know the most difficult apology to make? It’s usually the one you give to yourself (talking from experience here).

Accepting and moving on is often easier said than done.

Whether you’re incredibly tough on yourself or grew up in an environment where you were often criticized, there are a few reasons why it can be difficult to forgive your past mistakes.

But in order to move on and become the best version of yourself, it’s crucial to give yourself permission to forgive the person you look at in the mirror everyday.

Here are a few things you can try:

• Focus on your emotions
• Get clear about what you want
• Think of each mistake as a learning experience

Click here to read the full article and learn more about how (and why) you should forgive yourself.

This Week's Quote 🗯

Forgive yourself for what you think you’ve done or not done. At every moment, you had your reasons for all your actions and decisions. You’ve always done the best you could do. Forgive yourself.”
- Doreen Virtue | Author and Psychologist

This Week's Quick Tip 📝

Yesterday, I went on a run for the first time in weeks. And let me tell you... it was difficult.

But to make things more difficult, I expected far too much going into it.

“Okay, I’m going to run 3 miles at this really really good pace."

Spoiler alert: I made it about half of my goal and then walked the rest of the way home.

And for awhile, I was upset with myself. I was upset that I couldn’t run farther or couldn’t run faster.

But I soon realized that going out and getting exercise, no matter how big or small, is better than nothing.

I learned to forgive myself. I tried my best. And I was proud of myself for getting out and moving around.

So if you find that you get upset with yourself or are incredibly hard on yourself at times (like me)...

Forgive yourself, accept where you are, move on, and work on getting 1% better each day.

It’s the small things that lead to the big things.

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Talk next week,
June 03, 2023 — Connor Flynn

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