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Rejection teaches you to accept yourself while honoring someone else’s boundaries.

Befriend Your Rejection

Sometimes people criticize or exclude us and we start to feel rejected. No matter what happens in your relationships, you can use the feeling of rejection to learn to accept yourself. Just scroll down to start your training.

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Your Wiggle Warrior® Training:

 

 

First, roll your eyes as big as you can... and then get your whole body to do it too. (Really, try it!)

 

Next, go like this:

 

 Next, pinch your eyebrows (both sides) 7 times.

 

 Next, give yourself a BIG HUG and twist to both sides.

 

Next, take 3 calming breaths.

 

 And to finish, put your hands on your heart and say this: ”I will be okay and can learn from this.”

 

 

 

Now, ask yourself, “Was I actually rejected or does it just feel like I was?” If it just feels that way, maybe you can talk to the other person to get more information. If it doesn’t feel safe to do that, or they have made a clear boundary for you to stay away, take the time to rebuild your self-esteem by practicing being your own best friend: Take yourself on a walk; Make yourself a snack; Read yourself a book; Draw; Just enjoy your own company. 

 

When you can wiggle your rejection into self discovery and play (while respecting someone else's boundaries), you will feel much better about yourself and will have achieved a new level of self-acceptance.

 

Whenever you feel abandoned or rejected, the most important thing is not to abandon yourself too. 

 

Take all the time you need to get to know yourself, to love yourself, and find creative ways to become your own best friend.

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