//The power in rejecting

The power in rejecting

One thing to which we can all relate as human beings is the pain we feel at being rejected. Whether this rejection comes from a person or an institution or organisation, the initial hurt can be unbearable until we recover from the disappointment. This begs the question: how can we turn something as unpleasant as rejection into something positive?
In these times of coronavirus pandemic, we have been told that our mental health can suffer as a result of all the restrictions imposed on our personal freedom. Further, we have been encouraged to do as much as we can to take care of our mental wellbeing. We have been informed that our mental wellbeing has a direct effect on our physical wellbeing, which is, of course, true. In this regard, we have been urged to go for regular walks and have video calls with our families and friends instead of the face-to-face interactions we would normally have with them.
The pandemic has given us the opportunity to assess or re-assess who or what is important in our lives. With all the free time we have on our hands because of it, we really do have time to  think. In doing so, we can come to effective decisions about which people or ideas nurture us and which do not. In other words, we can decide whom or what can be kept because he, she or it contributes to our general wellbeing and whom or what can be discarded.