Examples of lack of acceptance:
I can’t believe my son got that spider bite.
I can’t believe I forgot that meeting.
I wish my parents hadn’t divorced.
I wish I were taller.
I can’t stand this traffic.
I can’t believe we lost that game.
I can’t believe I was treated that way.
Follow these kinds of thoughts with, “It is what it is,” “It could be worse,” or “Well, what now?” and notice the shift in the level of negative emotion that you feel. This shift then releases energy to move forward or seek change.