In life, we all go through different kinds of rejection. Whether it be during our career, in our relationships or anything else. These are trying times and can often lead us to become unhappy and even potentially depressed. However, there are a ton of different ways you can be better equipped to deal with this rejection, and here are three of them.
1. Don’t Dwell On It/Learn From It
One of the easiest things for us to do when we are staring rejection right in the face is to dwell on it and overanalyze the situation. We will be full of thoughts like “what could I have done differently”, “how could I have changed their decision” and more. However, this is self-destructive and behavior that isn’t helpful at all. You can give these dwelling thoughts the time of day and instead learn from those past mistakes and move on to be a better person.
2. Talk It Out
Keeping it all pent up inside of you is also not a good idea. Talking out your problems and emotions is a great way to move past them and also potentially get a second opinion on them. Whether this is a friend, family member or even a therapist, it will have huge positive benefits on your attitude, feelings and thoughts to your rejection. If you do decide to talk about it, make sure it is once you are ready and in a comfortable environment so you don’t hold anything back or get too emotional. Taking time to process and such before talking is fine, but make sure that the talking does eventually happen as it can help a lot!
3. This Too Shall Pass
Often when we deal with troubling times or rejection in our lives, we feel as if we will never get better and we will be sad forever and this is obviously not the case. In trying times, think of bad days, rejection, sadness or anything like a thunderstorm. Sure, it might be really bad now and the residual effects could be felt for a little while, but eventually, sunny and great days are ahead. No storm lasts forever just as no negative time in your life will last forever.