We say ‘sorry’ at the drop of a hat. There’s a reason behind it—we apologise, because we care too much! It’s not wrong to be mindful of your actions, but what if you apologise even when there is no need? That happens several times, because we’re made to feel guilty, or diffuse tension.
However, this always makes you feel like you’re walking on eggshells, because you tend to apologise all the time! This often leads people, even those you love, to take advantage of you.
Here are four things you should never, ever say ‘sorry’ for:
1. Never apologise for saying ‘no’
From declining that fancy invitation to go out with your friends, or refusing to enter into a relationship, never feel guilty or think that you’re doing the wrong thing by saying ‘no’. You have your own choices and preferences. You’re your own person. Those around you need to accept it.
2. Never apologise for ‘me time’
There are times when you need to take some time off, and enjoy your own company. This also helps you deal with complex emotions, and rejuvenates you. You deserve this ‘me time’, and that’s why you should never ever say sorry for that! Messages, calls and social plans can wait.
3. Never apologise for cutting off toxic people
It could be a romantic partner, friends, or even family but if someone has been toxic for you, don’t think twice before cutting them off from your life. Your mental health is more important than anything else. Never feel guilty or feel the need to justify your actions, when leaving a toxic situation.
4. Never apologise for being yourself
You will always come across people who will have a certain view of you, without even knowing anything. They might think you’re too chirpy or too quiet; too needy or too disassociated; too tall or too small. But, what matters is you being happy with yourself. Only your own opinion matters!
So ladies, never say sorry for any of these things, and live life on your own terms!