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Allowing rejection can be healthy for us. Here's why

Published on Sep 08, 2023 04:30 PM IST
  • From no longer forcing things to work out to not making changes that we do not like, here are a few perks of allowing rejection.
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Rejection is one of the hardest experiences to accept, especially when it comes from someone we love. Be it romantic rejections or job rejections, it can be very difficult to process. However, when we allow rejection, it can have its own advantages. "Even though feeling rejected is hands-down a very painful experience in the short-term, it’s quite beneficial to practice accepting when someone else thinks we’re not the right fit for them in the long-term," wrote Therapist Katie Fracalanza. Here are a few advantages of allowing rejection.(Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Sep 08, 2023 04:30 PM IST

Rejection is one of the hardest experiences to accept, especially when it comes from someone we love. Be it romantic rejections or job rejections, it can be very difficult to process. However, when we allow rejection, it can have its own advantages. "Even though feeling rejected is hands-down a very painful experience in the short-term, it’s quite beneficial to practice accepting when someone else thinks we’re not the right fit for them in the long-term," wrote Therapist Katie Fracalanza. Here are a few advantages of allowing rejection.(Unsplash)

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We no longer are pressurised by ourselves to make changes according to others. We feel like ourselves again and we stop treating ourselves as an object. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Sep 08, 2023 04:30 PM IST

We no longer are pressurised by ourselves to make changes according to others. We feel like ourselves again and we stop treating ourselves as an object. (Unsplash)

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When we are rejected, we no longer push harder and try harder to give more than we have – we learn to be happy with what we are. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Sep 08, 2023 04:30 PM IST

When we are rejected, we no longer push harder and try harder to give more than we have – we learn to be happy with what we are. (Unsplash)

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We no longer feel that we are forcing something to work out. This gives us a sense of freedom. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Sep 08, 2023 04:30 PM IST

We no longer feel that we are forcing something to work out. This gives us a sense of freedom. (Unsplash)

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When we allow rejections to happen, it also creates a lot of clarity about the connections we have, and which ones are genuine and honest. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Sep 08, 2023 04:30 PM IST

When we allow rejections to happen, it also creates a lot of clarity about the connections we have, and which ones are genuine and honest. (Unsplash)

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The thought of not having the pressure of making others like us comes with its own sense of relief. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Sep 08, 2023 04:30 PM IST

The thought of not having the pressure of making others like us comes with its own sense of relief. (Unsplash)

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