Live your life for nobody else but you. Don’t let the fear of judgment, rejection, or dislike, hold you back from being yourself. Listening to this word usually makes you think that you’re not good enough or don’t meet those expectations. Rejection, however painful it may be, is a part of life.
Rejection does hurt. And it hurts no matter who refuses you, or how you get rejected. Research confirms this, finding that people often feel jealous, lonely, and anxious when rejected. What’s more, we tend to misinterpret the harm we feel, view rejection as an indication of our self-worth, and make us feel even worse.
Yet even though it’s frustrating, you will still benefit from rejection. Rejecting will build resilience and allow you to develop and apply the lessons you learn to future setbacks. Of course, you have to deal with rejection in the right way to reap the rewards.
You’ve suffered a career setback:
The competition to get to the best school or land the ideal job is massive when it comes to the professions. All too many people look for external powers to feel justified instead of internal ones. A lot of people have not learned about healthy self-esteem. Rejection can be shattering when it comes to your dream opportunity. If you’ve got a setback, try realizing that your career path isn’t a straight line, and not every encounter will pass you on. Often we are meant to add to our experiences and head in a new direction; sometimes, we are meant to reinvent ourselves and side with something and say goodbye forever.
You go through a split:
Even if you’re dealing with a relationship breakdown or an informal date,
It’s easy to idealize both that person and the relationship between rejection feelings. We prefer to recall only the good times. To make matters worse, the ‘failure’ of a relationship can often make us feel incompetent and worthless, and that’s a mistaken assumption.
Create a list of all the characteristics you hated in your partner after a break. Reading this daily can help you understand how you were not compatible and identify the features you want in your next partner.
Ending a friendship:
Friendship breakups are far more detrimental than relationship breakups. While it can be challenging to end a bond, it’s also natural for friends to come and go. Consider it your chance to ask yourself whether this is the kind of person you want to be friends with. If the answer is no, it does a little less damage to the pain and helps you find friends that are much more compatible with you. If you start missing the person, reach out, and see if the person wants to get together. This is where timing is critical. Time can give people a new perspective on approaching a friendship.
There are ways to utilize social media to make you feel inclusive and linked to others. Send direct messages rather than only scrolling through so you can be a part of the conversation and communicate positively.