Why we are Guilty?

Dr. Purushothaman
July 10, 2022

Guilt is a common feeling of emotional distress. It signals us when our actions or inactions have caused harm to another person—physically, emotionally, or otherwise. While it may help to keep your conscious clear, there are also many psychological factors that will make your guilt affect you in a negative way.

How can it be harmful?

  • Guilt can make you avoid the person you have wronged

Irrespective of the fact that you have mended things with the person you have hurt, your guilt will have you distance yourself from that person.

  • It can make it difficult to think straight

Guilty feelings compete for your attention and it can make you de-focus from work, school, and life in general.

  • Guilt can cause physical changes as well

With stress and anxiety, your body will also show negative remarks physically and it will result in loss of weight, appetite or invite diseases as well.

How can we take this emotion of guilt more positively?

A few tips will help you stop feeling guilty.

  • Accept what has happened

You cannot turn back time. So stop spending time regretting over it and only look forward to doing it right.

  • Apologize if necessary

You may find it hard to apologize, because you may fear the results. Do not avoid the person you have wronged and do everything in your power to ask for forgiveness.

  • Change your perspective.

Work on resolving your thoughts and emotions. Keep a positive outlook on life and never stop believing in yourself. Everyone makes mistakes. Understand that it is in our very nature to do so.

Such emotional difficulties make it hard for any individual to function from day today. Hence, sometimes taking medical help will also prove to be useful. Research suggests that therapy commendably decreases patients' depression and anxiety. Moreover, it also treats related symptoms such as pain, fatigue and nausea.

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Article Source: https://www.quora.com/Why-are-we-guilty/answer/Purushothaman-Kollam-1

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