If You Ever Apologize For These 9 Things, You're Doing Life WRONG

Stop apologizing!

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How many times a day do you say, "I'm sorry"? Now, how many times a day do you mean it?

The automatic apology is something most women don't even notice, but we do it all day, every day. Starting today, resolve to remember that the world is lucky to have you in it, just as you are. In fact, these are things you never (ever!) need to apologize for:

1. Speaking

It's your right as a human being to exercise your vocal cords without apology. You can just say something, anything, without much ado. Try it  it's freeing!


2. Feeling a feeling

Upset about something? Super-excited? Your significant other should embrace the fact that you want to share your emotions with him. There's no need to apologize for expressing that in whatever way you choose.

Same goes with friends. If something is bothering you, be open and honest about it with them. It'll help alleviate any tension between you.

3. Taking something that's yours



Did your yoga teacher tell everyone to get a mat and two blocks? Then don't apologize for reaching out to take them. If you didn't cut in line and you didn't snatch them out of a stranger's hand, then you're good.

4. Disagreeing with someone

There's no need to preface a criticism of someone's idea with an apology. We're all adults here. As long as it's thoughtful and not personal, just say what you think. You can be best friends with someone, you can trust a co-worker's advice and you can talk to your mom every single day but you don't always have to agree. In fact, a little disagreement is healthy and can open your perspective.

5. Being tired


You worked a full day. You went to kickboxing. It's 10:30 PM. Think you have to apologize for not wanting to go out? Girl, please. Get thee to your comfy bed.

6. Asking for help


There's nothing embarrassing about needing a hand with something, and most decent people are happy to pitch in. Don't apologize for asking.


7. Eating

If you're starving and need to grab lunch before heading into a meeting, don't apologize. If you're out with friends and everyone grabs a green juice and you want a salad, get a salad. Listen to your body, and give it what it needs.

8. Drinking, or not drinking

Want a glass of wine? We feel you. Taking a break from the sauce for a while? We've been there, too. If someone pressures you to drink, well, you probably don't want to drink with them anyway. Likewise for anyone lame enough to shame you over enjoying a cocktail.

9. Making time for yourself



If you're canceling plans, then yes, that requires an apology. But if you're simply blocking out some "me" time, you don't need to justify that to anyone, anywhere.


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