In our life, we often come across one of those days when we don’t feel much like ourselves. Or the days when we reject ourselves. Or simply don’t like ourselves. It can be any of those gloomy days when you feel inferior of your skin colour, height, body weight, or any other factor when you reject yourself before anyone else in the world can do that. Self-rejection is not only about rejecting yourself but also when you compare yourself with others.
If you’re also dealing with self-rejection, let’s learn how to deal with it with some real-life examples.
Self-rejection starts when you disapprove of your own uniqueness. When you yourself draw a negative perception of yourself, this can be because of any reason of your own qualities, appearance, or abilities. Self-rejection, unlike self-acceptance, makes you feel unworthy and undeserving.
It’s you who is the major cause of self-rejection in your life. Your inability to accept yourself and your consistent race for perfection creates bad days in your life. Further, the roots of self-rejection are also spread to internalized beliefs, societal pressures, unsupportive communities, and past experiences. Do you know what’s worst? Self-rejection may cost you your self-esteem, emotional well-being, and quality of life.
Instead of standing in front of the mirror and believing that you don’t look good enough, let’s transform it with the belief that we are unique creations that go beyond our external appearance. Manifest that your quality and talents make you strong. Avoid as many negative thoughts as possible. Negative thoughts result in self-rejection. Thus, it is essential to replace these thoughts with empowering visions. Replace your self-doubts with affirmation and realistic perspective.
Acknowledgement is the key to acceptance. Accept that it’s okay to have some moments of self-doubt or dissatisfaction. Acknowledge your emotions and address them. That’s how you embark on the journey to overcome self-rejection.
Be kind to yourself every day, especially on the days when self-rejection strikes. Treat yourself with the same kindness and compassion you would show your kid on his bad day. Immerse yourself in things that bring you joy. You may think of reading your favourite book, relaxing music, or playing games. It’s essential to remind yourself that you deserve love and care.
Reading is one of the best approaches to staying affirmative on hard days. If you’re someone who enjoys reading, it’s suggested to read impactful books. One such highly recommended book is “Becoming Flawesome” by Kristina Mand-Lakhiani. The book #BecomingFlawesome beautifully highlights how to navigate negative days of self-rejection through self-acceptance.
Self-acceptance is the only way to embrace self-rejection. It is a journey that requires patience, self-love, and self-compassion. All you need is to acknowledge, accept, and affirm yourself. Remember, you are unique, worthy, and deserving of love and acceptance, just as you are.