The Harmful Effects Of Living With Unresolved Guilt

Are you suffering from unresolved guilt in your life? A feeling of guilt is your body’s way of responding to emotional distress. It’s common to feel guilty when we believe we caused harm to someone or something, either physically or emotionally. Almost everyone with feelings will feel guilty now and then in their lives. The problem is that many people don’t think it’s causing any negative impact since it isn’t a constant feeling and instead comes in spurts.

That is wrong, though. All the guilty feelings you feel here, and there add up in your lifetime and can cause you significant damage. Unless you resolve them, all of your past guilty feelings don’t just magically disappear. So, every time you experience new guilt, these get stacked on top of the guilt already there. Below are some negative consequences of living with so much unresolved guilt in your body.

It Affects Your Ability To Think Clearly

brain fog

The most common consequences of unresolved guilt are poor concentration, difficulty learning new things, and bad short-term memory. Do you often struggle to find the right word you’re thinking of while talking? Or mean to say one thing but end up saying something else? Do simple, everyday words and memories escape your mind when you need them the most? If so, this could be a sign of brain fog caused by holding onto unresolved guilt. Being so guilty that you can’t even think straight is not good for you.

It Can Cause Weight Gain And Healthy Issues

weight gain

When guilt overwhelms you, you naturally feel stressed out as well. When stressed, you may seek comfort foods to help relieve some tension and stress. Usually, these comfort foods you’re reaching for aren’t very healthy, and their harmful effects on your body can add up quickly. That can cause you to gain weight and even develop medical issues.

One way to resolve this is to make it a habit only to eat healthy and nutritious foods daily, even when you’re not stressed. Become accustomed to eating these healthier foods, and then when you start to stress eat, you’ll be more likely to reach for those foods instead of unhealthy foods such as donuts or ice cream.

It Can Cause You To Feel Depressed

feeling depressed

This one is pretty common sense. Enjoying your life and keeping an optimistic attitude when consumed by guilt is almost impossible. You might even have thoughts or feelings that tell you that you don’t deserve to have a good life because of the things you’ve done or the harm you’ve caused someone.

Have you ever been in situations where you should feel excited and ecstatic but just weren’t? Things such as your graduation, your wedding, or even the birth of a child? Or do you find that you just don’t get excited very easily in general about anything in your life? That could be a mental block caused by unresolved guilt.

It Can Lead You To Harm Yourself

self harm

This one ties into the one above about not being able to enjoy things as much as you should. It’s very common for people who carry a lot of unresolved guilt to feel that they are not worthy of a good life and deserve to be punished with pain and suffering. They believe that if they suffer, that makes them even with what they have done to others. Some cultures even believe that pain equals cleansing and purification of the soul.

So, to fix the harm they have caused, they feel that they must experience pain by self-punishing themselves. Self-punishment can be many different things, from physically hurting yourself to talking down to yourself. If you engage in negative self-talk, you can change how you think about yourself and talk to yourself by using positive affirmations. If you are physically hurting yourself, you need medical attention right now.

Managing Your Unresolved Guilt

Resolving guilt by letter writing

The best way to deal with unresolved guilt is to RESOLVE it! It needs to be dealt with for you to start moving forward in your life to your full potential. That could include making a list of wrongs you’ve done and apologizing to the victims individually. Contact the person, tell them you want to apologize and seek their forgiveness. You’d be amazed at how much closure you get just by hearing “I forgive you.”

If it’s not possible to contact them for an apology because you can’t locate them or they refuse to talk to you, you can still get your apology out into words by writing them a letter. Put your feelings into the letter, and don’t skimp on the details. You can then mail it to them if that’s possible, and if it isn’t, reread it a few times and then safely burn it to put that apology into the universe and cleanse yourself of the guilt.

If the person you want to apologize to has passed away, you can still reach them with the help of a psychic medium. Do your research and only go through genuine and trustworthy psychic networks for this. They only employ talented psychic mediums who can make contact with the spirits of the deceased, communicate with them, and pass your apology on to them.

That’s also great because the spirit of the deceased can give you messages in return through the psychic, and you may hear words you have been longing to hear for a long time. Words that can help you accept what has happened and move on. You could even discover that things were a big miscommunication, and you didn’t cause them harm as you thought you did.

You Must Understand Everyone Makes Mistakes

Nobody is perfect. Even the person you wronged has more than likely wronged someone else in their life and felt bad for it. The point isn’t to keep being upset about it but to find a way to forgive yourself. When you fail to forgive yourself, you’re hurting yourself and others near you that love and care about you. It’s hard to be the best person for them when you’re full of unresolved guilt.

Don’t let pride get in the way of acknowledging your wrongdoing and reaching out to that person to improve it. If years’ worth of guilt inside your body is affecting you, but you can’t find a way to resolve it all, don’t be afraid to speak to an authentic psychic! They can help you look inside yourself to see what’s blocking your energy and fix it so you can live your best life.

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