Your boss just left you a ranting voicemail for the second time this week. Your neighbor seems completely oblivious to the fact that his unkempt lawn and growing pile of trash is affecting everyone else. And then some jerk cuts you off in traffic so you have to swerve dangerously to avoid an accident! Can you feel your blood pressure rising?
In an ideal world, any insult or offense would immediately be followed by a heartfelt apology, along with the promise never to do it again. In reality, many conflicts go unresolved, and that can leave you hanging on to a lot of resentment and frustration.
If you need a motivator to let go of your irritation with a thoughtless coworker or anger at an unreliable ex, recent scientific research might help.
Here are three great reasons to start moving on: