DEALING WITH REJECTION
No-one likes rejection. Getting rejected can make you sad, angry, and hurt.
One of the hardest areas to be rejected is romantic love. The suffering that comes with this type of rejection is considerably harder than in most other types.
When you first realize you are being rejected, you might be unable to speak, feel physically sick, stressed, unable to sleep, concentrate or work, and finally heartbroken.
These signs can persist for several weeks but will gradually fade.
As days go by, you will learn to enjoy your life again and will start noticing other exciting opportunities.
Why does rejection hurt?
Being rejected hurts so much not only because it’s disappointing, but also because it can make you feel like there’s something wrong with you.
Practical steps to take for dealing with rejection:
- Tell yourself the feeling will go away because it really will.
- Engage in physical activities like playing soccer, tennis, or basketball
- Focus outside yourself. Avoid blaming yourself. Focus on other things not related to yourself like thinking about buying new clothes
- Learn something new like baking bread. This will distract your mind and help you heal faster.
- Meet new people. New people have new exciting stories to tell, which helps you stay distracted.
- Travel if you can. New places are always fun to explore. They will distract your attention from negative thoughts and add excitement to your life.
- Consider counseling. If going through this difficult period alone is too much to bear, counseling is an excellent way to help yourself deal with your emotions.