This magical mantra of dealing with rejection can change your life

Do you wonder how to deal with rejection? Lifestyle coach Luke Coutino shares a mantra that can help you see the happier side!
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You can cope with rejection in a better manner. Image courtesy: Shutterstock
Geetika Sachdev Published: 2 Mar 2022, 19:45 pm IST
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How often do we get rattled with all of life’s challenges? Well, almost all the time. Whether these are little roadblocks or humongous hurdles, the impact is almost always felt. It all boils down to how you view the situations in your life. And especially how you deal with rejection and dejection.

Holistic lifestyle coach Luke Coutinho, who inspires us frequently with his small wins posts, has shared something meaningful on his social media. Here’s what it reads, “Rejection is a form of protection.”

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Rejection can be disheartening, we know. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

Easier said than done, we know! But he says something that makes absolute sense, “Trusting that something or someone doesn’t work out the way it was planned for me, it’s because there is something or someone far greater and better in store for me.”

How can you deal with rejection better?

It’s important to accept rejection as a form of protection and guidance. This will offer you the opportunity to flow with life and come out of difficult and negative feelings when rejected. Trust that there is something or someone who is better for you.

Here’s what Coutinho says:

* If you get turned down on a date or in love, it’s because there is someone else better for you;
* If you don’t get that job, it’s because there is something better for you;
* Trust, don’t resist;
* Think of your past now, where you have experienced rejection, and reflect.

Check out his post here!


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Is there anything else you can do to deal with rejection?

1. Acknowledge the pain

While everyone has different coping mechanisms to deal with the situation, do not run away from your feelings. Acknowledge the fact that you are hurting, and grieve the loss, instead of drowning your sorrows in alcohol or trying to binge eat. You could try out anything – from writing in a journal to crying, or even seek therapy, if it helps you feel better.

Also Read: 3 tips to remember when you are dealing with rejection

2. Don’t blame yourself

More often than not, we have the tendency to blame ourselves for everything that goes wrong in our lives. Resist the urge to self blame, because there are so many reasons that are out of our control too! So, accept the situation as graciously as possible and do not blame yourself.

3. Try to be resilient

It may seem like a hard task, but try and build your resilience, so that you can experience emotions and then bounce back. Try and focus on solutions and what you’ve learnt from your experience. It will help you grow as an individual and help you deal better with situations in the future.

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