According to Leslie Becker-Pheips, PhD Psychology; “The better we get at dealing with rejection, the less it affects us“. We’ve all been rejected at one point or the other, whether it be a job you applied for or a new love interest or a group of friends, whichever kind of rejection you’re facing, the fact of the matter is that REJECTION HURTS.
If you want to succeed in all of your endeavours, then you have to learn how to accept rejection, grow from your setback and revive back with more strength and passion.
However, let look at some point on how we can accept rejection.
- Allow yourself time to process your hurt feelings: Accepting the fact that you’re human with emotions and allow time to feel what you’re feeling.
- Acknowledging your emotions: Admit when you’re embarrassed, sad, disappointed or discouraged, whether you’ve been stood up by a date or turn down for a promotion, rejection stings. Trying to minimize the pain by convincing yourself will only prolong your pain. The best way to deal with uncomfortable emotions is to face them head-on.
- Be proud of yourself for trying: even if it didn’t work out the way you wanted, you should pat yourself on the back for having the courage to put yourself out there.
- Take a step back and practice some self-care: self-care is really important. Activities like exercising and going for a run, yoga, or meditating are great ways to get in a balanced place and if those activities aren’t your thing, try engaging in anything that makes you feel good and calm like listening to music…etc.
- Be kind to yourself: The first thing a lot of people do when they’re rejected is to be unkind to themselves, instead of looking at the situation more objectively and asking yourself if there’s anything you can learn from the experience and doing so with compassion toward yourself.
- Don’t let rejection stop you; You should never let rejection stop you from reaching your goals. Getting rejected is just an inevitable part of life.
Remember; Rejection can negatively impact your relationship and also lead to depression and anxiety.
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