Resentment Has A Tendency To Fester
When someone does something to offend you, the feelings of hurt and anger often tend to sit just below the surface, to fester and fester. When emotions are in this state, it tends to stay this way for some time, making you continually feel the hurt and anger until it explodes.
Most people have been taught to “mind their tongue” when other people do something. This causes the resentment to rear its ugly head and eventually create a situation that may turn hostile.
Once the feelings have hit an all-time high, you can end up saying or doing something that you cannot take back. This can create an out-of-control situation that would have been better avoided by following a few simple steps.
You should keep in mind that you are the one that is in control of you, but you cannot control other people. Because of this, you have the power to decide what action you will take when someone does something to offend you.
Resentment Affects Your Overall Health
Knowing what resentment can do to your overall health starts with understanding what happens when you experience wrongdoing against you. When someone hurts you emotionally or even physically, you tend to experience quite a few emotions simultaneously.
Everything that you experience affects the many functions of your entire body. This is because your body is tied to your emotions and vice versa. All of the feelings that you experience when the action happens can wreak havoc on your mental state of mind and, in turn, your physical well-being.
This is especially true if you are someone who keeps your feelings bottled up and hidden from others. When you do not let your emotions out and let others know how you feel, you experience the pain over and over in your mind. In most cases, others do not know you were hurt unless you tell them. This tends to affect your overall health in many different ways.
Resentment can cause you to experience headaches, high blood pressure, insomnia, and many other ailments that you can avoid.
The key to preventing these conditions is to let others know how they made you feel and then move forward with your life.
You are in control!