How Men Can Handle Rejection During Recovery

How Men Can Handle Rejection During Recovery

During addiction recovery, there are a lot of different feelings that you will experience and many different situations you may go through. One of these situations can be rejection. Rejection can bring on a lot of different emotions, and when you don’t know how to handle them, you may feel overwhelmed.

Rejection is not an easy feeling to handle; it can really hurt your self-esteem if you don’t know how to cope with it properly; however, learning how to develop the right tools to handle rejection through different treatment types. At Healing Pines Recovery, we offer many different types of treatment to help our clients build self-esteem, reduce stress, and cope with difficult emotions.

What Types of Rejection You May Experience

There are many different types of rejection that you may experience. You can encounter rejection in many different situations, such as work and relationships. Likewise, there are various feelings that can play a role in how you handle rejection. 

When it comes to rejection in a relationship, this can include asking someone out on a date and them saying no. It can also include having your family not accept your recovery journey. Another example of rejection in relationships is when you communicate your boundaries to family members or loved ones, and they do not respect them. It can feel like they are rejecting the things you need to do to progress in your recovery journey. 

Experiencing rejection in your work environment can include not getting that promotion that you applied for, not getting the job you wanted, or not being assigned a task you requested to take on. These types of rejection can feel even worse, making you feel like you are not qualified enough or that life is “unfair.” 

What Feelings Rejection Can Cause

Rejection can make you feel many different types of emotions, including feeling unworthy or inadequate. When you experience these feelings can also make you feel angry, stressed, depressed, or overwhelmed. This can cause you to put up emotional walls and not feel confident in yourself. Having low confidence can then hurt your mental health. 

Stress is something else that can accompany rejection. Having high levels of stress can intensify other emotions and feelings too. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), stress can play a tremendous role in how you cope with other mental health conditions. 

These feelings are not easy to deal with, and no one wants to experience them. However, when these feelings come about, it’s important to have tools to cope with them. At Healing Pines Recovery, we offer different types of treatment to help you develop tools to manage emotions and build confidence. 

One of the treatment options we provide is equine-assisted therapy. Equine-assisted therapy can help build confidence through non-verbal communication, providing you with an opportunity to care for and work with horses and develop a meaningful relationship with these animals, all while being surrounded by nature. This is one of the options we provide to help you on your recovery journey. 

How to Cope With Feelings of Rejection

When learning how to cope with feelings of rejection, you have to look at other areas as well. One area to explore can be self-esteem. Having low self-esteem can be harmful to your overall treatment and can make feelings of rejection even more intense. This is because rejection can cause feelings of inadequacy or unworthiness. With low self-esteem, you may already be experiencing these feelings.

Having sufficient self-esteem is essential to having healthy mental and social well-being. Self-esteem can also influence aspirations, personal goals, and interactions with others. Once your self-esteem is built up, you can then try to find ways to cope with rejection. 

The first step you can take to handle rejection better is to acknowledge the feelings it causes. Then, take those emotions and go through them one by one. Something to keep in mind is that it may not be personal and that you are not at fault. 

Try to step away from the situation and process it while remaining calm and breathing. Breathing techniques can be a great way to calm yourself and avoid getting overwhelmed. First, remove yourself from that environment and then address it.

Dealing with rejection can cause a lot of different feelings. When facing rejection, it’s best to keep in mind how rejection makes you feel. What other emotions do you feel when dealing with rejection? Once you have established that, you can then process each of those emotions one at a time to decrease the feelings of being overwhelmed. 

At Healing Pines Recovery, we can provide you with the tools you need to cope with rejection and progress through your recovery journey. 

Throughout your recovery journey, you will encounter many different situations where you will need the coping skills necessary to work through them. For some, this may be dealing with rejection. Rejection can bring on many different feelings, which can be overwhelming if you don’t know how to handle them. Whether you are dealing with rejection in relationships, work, or even self-rejection, it can be a hard subject to tackle. A lot of different elements can play a role in how you handle rejection, such as self-esteem and stress. If you are struggling with feelings of rejection, stress, or low self-esteem, Healing Pines Recovery is here to help. Call us today at (720) 575-2621 and begin the healing process.

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