Do you feel like you are being rejected by others in different situations?
According to psychologists, the feel of rejection makes people more introvert by affecting their thoughts negatively.
But in fact, it’s totally normal to be rejected sometimes.
Below you can find some ways to release fear of rejection.
How To Overcome The Fear Of Rejection?
1. AVOID CONJURING UP STORIES IN YOUR HEAD ABOUT HOW A FUTURE EVENT WILL PLAY OUT.
How often do you play out scenarios in your head before they even happen? And, more often than not, the stories probably take a negative turn, leaving you feeling anxious, hopeless, and out of control. According to Psychology Today, there’s actually an explanation for those negative voices in your head, though.
Melanie Greenburg, Ph.D., says, “Psychologists believe these voices are residues of childhood experiences—automatic patterns of neural firing stored in our brains and dissociated from the memory of the events they are trying to protect us from.”
So, getting rid of those negative voices trying to warn you of perceived danger might seem difficult, but try to anchor yourself in the present moment and avoid sinking into the darker depths of childhood memories. Most fears develop there, but no longer have relevance in our lives today.
2. UNDERSTAND THAT REJECTION ONLY EXISTS TO STEER YOU TO THE RIGHT PATH.
You know Oprah, only one of the most successful talk show hosts in history? Yeah, she actually got fired from her first job as a television reporter because she was “unfit for TV.” And where did that lead her? Only to having her own talk show, magazine, and television channel, as well as authoring books and becoming one of the most successful female entrepreneurs in history.
Don’t ever give in to rejection; it can never win as long as you have the mental fortitude and passion to keep going.
3. WHEN YOU FACE REJECTION, DO SOMETHING POSITIVE IMMEDIATELY AFTER.
Anytime you encounter rejection, put a positive spin on it by boosting your self-esteem. Go hang out with friends and family who love you, practice positive affirmations, or go out and play in nature; just do something to make your mind associate rejection with a more positive experience. That way, you won’t feel as crushed next time rejection comes knocking at your door.
4. STOP THINKING OF THE WORST-CASE SCENARIO.
Our mind loves to come up with solutions to any and all problems, even if they don’t exist yet in the real world. However, you can take control of your mind by living in the here and now, and attracting more positive experiences into your life by first putting them into your head.
Whatever you think about the majority of the time will eventually happen, so try to instill more positive stories in your mind to replace the negative ones.