Why You Need To Let Go Of Resentment

“Letting go helps us to live in a more peaceful state of mind and helps restore our balance. It allows others to be responsible for themselves and for us to take our hands-off situations that do not belong to us. This frees us from unnecessary stress.”
– Melody Beattie

Resentment is a mixture of toxic emotions formed by anger, hatred and disappointment and is incredibly destructive. What inspired me to write this blog was the realisation that I am surrounded by multiple people who are so consumed with bitterness it has changed the person they used to be.

I have seen exactly what resentment does to people and how it impacts their quality of life. In the words of Malachy McCourt, “Resentment is like taking poison and waiting for the other person to die.” While you’re latching on to the negative thoughts and emotions you are damaging the relationship with yourself with the people who care for you the most.

I don’t want to seem like a martyr in this blog because I myself have identified that I am resentful for things that have happened in my past too which makes sense as to why in certain situations my anxiety and depression can dramatically spike.

Forgiveness is the answer to letting go of resentment and now I have identified this in my life I can start making a conscious effort to do exactly that, forgive. Maybe if I am able to admit this I’ll inspire others to do the same so we can live in peace and happiness and repair any damage that has been done to ourselves and others.

Thanks for reading!


  1. ruthsoaper says:

    This is so true. I’m happy to hear you are working on it. It’s not easy but you will be able to live a happier and healthier life. Best wishes.

  2. It’s so difficult to do this but you are making strides and so this is important. I’m guilty of it myself – I suppose it’s human nature. Lovely blog btw, and really enjoyed this read. 🙂

    • You’re totally right, it is human nature which is why it’s so hard to let go. Fingers crossed my journey will be able to help others and I will have some tips to make it easier.
      Thank you so much for your kind words, it definitely made me smile. 🙂

  3. Very true. Wishing you the best as you work through this time ❤️

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