(March 21st to April 19th)
Forgive yourself for slowing down. You’re always doing something. Let’s be honest, you’re always doing everything, and it’s okay to take a break. You don’t have to be mad at yourself for not doing the things you just don’t have the time or energy to do.
(April 20th to May 21st)
Forgive yourself for the one time you let someone down. You’re reliable and everyone who knows you knows they can depend on you, so don’t carry that one let down with you. Let it go.
(May 22nd to June 21st)
Forgive yourself for the decisions you made that probably weren’t the right ones. We’re all just learning as we go along, and sometimes your mistakes end up being the greatest lessons. We all make bad choices, but do what you can to not make the same bad choice twice.
(June 22nd to July 22nd)
Forgive yourself for overreacting. You don’t have to apologize for your emotions and you don’t have to feel sorry for feeling the way you do. You’re allowed to react, so don’t be so hard on yourself when you do.
(July 23rd to August 22nd)
Forgive yourself for the times you tried something new and failed. You don’t have to excel at everything you do, and you don’t have to be the best either. Learn to not take life so seriously and be able to laugh at yourself when you’re blatantly terrible at something you’ve never done before.
(August 23rd to September 22nd)
Forgive yourself for the things you said that you wish you could take back. We won’t always say the right things and we especially won’t always say them at the right time. You can’t undo the things you’ve already done, or unsay the things you’ve already said. There’s no undo button in life. Apologize and move forward.
(September 23rd to October 22nd)
Forgive yourself for investing time into people who you eventually figured out weren’t worth it. Not everyone in your life will treat you the way you’d like to be treated, they won’t always give you the love that you deserve, and they won’t always appreciate the trust you’ve given them, but you can’t let that change the way you love. In the new year keep loving and keep trusting.
(October 23rd to November 22nd)
Forgive yourself for not having all the answers. You’re used to people looking to you for help, for solutions, and advice, but you’re only human, and you don’t have to hate yourself when you just don’t know what to tell them.
(November 23rd to December 21st)
Forgive yourself for not staying in touch as much as you’d like with the ones you love. It’s hard to stay in touch especially when life gets crazy. The ones you love know you love them, and while you might not see or speak to them as often as you’d like, the moment you finally can, you realize nothing has changed.
(December 22nd to January 20th)
Forgive yourself for needing help. You’re good at handling it all on your own, but you don’t have to be so hard on yourself when you can’t. There are so many people who can be there for you when you need them, and needing them doesn’t make you any less independent, it just means you’re smart enough to know your own limits.
(January 21st to February 18th)
Forgive yourself for needing time just for you. You don’t have to feel guilty about wanting to do something for yourself, by yourself. You have all the time in the world to tend to everyone else’s needs, so take some time to meet your own. You deserve some time for yourself.
(February 19th to March 20th)
Forgive yourself for the times you could’ve helped, but didn’t. Your heart is so full of love and compassion, and you help others at almost every chance you get, but there are times when you just can’t. Stop harping on the times you couldn’t help and think about the times you did.