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How to deal with Rejection

By June 23, 2023No Comments

When you knowledge rejection, it activates the same aspects of your brain as physical pain really does. This is because it feels like a setback to your self-pride, and can cause feelings of disgrace, guilt, strain and sadness. It can also cause you to feel depressed, especially if you learn to put up walls or believe badly of yourself. Luckily, you can learn to deal with rejection.

First, it is critical to acknowledge the hurt and grieve losing in whatever way you should (without hurting others). It might be useful to sit and journal regarding all your emotions (positive and negative), including what’s going on with anybody who turned down you. Having the space to convey your feelings will help you get some range from them and also respond even more objectively towards the situation.

You may also find it useful to consider how you would have influenced the outcome of the rejection. You may see where you could improve your conduct, and try to prevent the same mistakes in the future. Or, you might see that the rejection was not your wrong doing, and is anything that’s simply part of the universe all of us live in.

It’s also a good idea to focus on the positive aspects of your life and work on augmenting a wholesome sense of self-esteem. It is easy to fall under a old mistake of self-pity, but performing things like work out, learning new skills, or hanging out with friends and family will help you feel even more resilient to rejection down the road.

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