Today’s world appears to have more people slamming aside from ever, with some individuals actually investing most of their time critiquing how others live. Nevertheless, you don’t have to give away your power to others. You don’t owe anyone an explanation for your way of life, your choices, or who you select to hang around with.
At the end of the day, if you feel pleased and like the life you live, that’s all that genuinely matters. If you live according to your reality, you don’t need to feel embarrassed or ask forgiveness to anyone. Other individuals don’t get to determine how you live your life, so do not ever say “I’m sorry” for the following things.
HERE ARE 12 THINGS TO NEVER SAY “I’M SORRY” FOR:
1. WHO YOU LIKE
From a friend to someone more than a friend, don’t apologize for someone you like. We all see different traits in who we like, and like what makes us, us, it what makes them who they are.
2. MAKING YOURSELF A PRIORITY IN YOUR LIFE
Somehow, making your own heart happy got twisted into a selfish, egotistical, entitled idea. In reality, no one else can ever offer the happiness that you can give to yourself, so it only makes sense to make your own fulfillment a priority.
If you have taken your life into your own hands instead of waiting on others to teach you how to live it, then you already have mastered an important aspect of self-development. We all have 100% responsibility for how we choose to live our lives, and only by putting our needs first can we ever attempt to then help others in need, too. After all, how can we help others if we don’t first address how to help ourselves?
3. WHAT YOU WEAR
Let’s call attention to the never-ending debate if bandeaus can and should be counted as a bra or not. If you are someone who is completely comfortable wearing a bandeau as your bra of choice, then you go girl. Honestly, who cares if someone says it’s not one if you’re comfortable and happy wearing whatever, own it. (But, for the record, bandeaus are totally a bra.)
4. FOLLOWING YOUR DREAMS.
Wanting more in life does not make you ungrateful or spoiled; it makes you ambitious. It means you have goals and dreams, and want to fulfill them while you still can. It means you don’t settle for less than you know you’re capable of. Others might view you as just an unrealistic dreamer who will never truly find happiness, but it doesn’t matter what others think in the end.
You can express gratitude about what you’ve been blessed with while still aspiring for more in life, so don’t ever feel bad about having big dreams. Go after them with all your heart, and the universe will surprise you in ways you never imagined.
5. MAKING TIME FOR YOU.
In this fast-paced world, most of us spend so much time caring for others and attending to their needs that we forget about our own. However, if we don’t fill up our own cup, how can we ever expect to have any left for others?
Self-care isn’t selfish; it’s necessary for our health. Don’t ever apologize for turning down an invitation or saying no to someone in order to look after yourself. Whether you book a 5-star vacation or an afternoon at the spa, you should always come first in your life and should never feel bad for taking some “me-time.”
6. YOUR PAST
This is a huge one we all fall in the trap of apologizing for. What you did in the past, is in the past. Whatever decides to creep up from back then, shouldn’t affect you now. Own your past. After all, it is what shaped you.
7. EXPRESSING EMOTIONS
Unfortunately, emotion-shaming is now a real thing. We perform like robots in much of society, expected to obey and not express how we feel. Don’t let anyone ever tell you that you can’t express yourself. Of course, you probably shouldn’t get angry with your boss right before he gives you a promotion, for instance, but overall, we live in a very stifled society where people don’t feel comfortable expressing themselves. There’s a time and place for every emotion, but don’t ever feel ashamed for how you feel in any given moment.
8. YOUR FAMILY
Well, you don’t get to pick your family, simple enough. They are not perfect, but neither are you, so why apologize for the people who shaped your sweet self?
9. BEING OPTIMISTIC
In a world where people constantly tell us to “expect the best but prepare for the worst,” keeping our heads up can seem quite challenging. However, many scientists and researchers around the globe have recognized the many benefits of positive thinking, including decreased stress, a longer life span, greater creativity, and more.
Staying positive in hard times can make us more resilient and better able to deal with challenges. So, to all the Debby downers out there who love to rain on your parade, don’t let them!
10. YOUR DIET
People love to tell others how to eat and what will make them feel best, but at the end of the day, it’s your body. Just as you shouldn’t tell others how to eat, don’t let them dictate your eating habits, either. From vegans to meat-eaters, everyone thinks they know the optimal diet for humans, but in reality, only you can decide what feels right to you, not anyone else.
11. SAYING NO
“Do you want to go out to eat with us?” No. “Can you help with this? It would be so much help!” Np, sorry I honestly don’t have the time. “Do you want to go back to my place?” No, thank you. Saying no has such a negative connotation, but sometime’s it is necessary to say it, but more importantly mean it.
12. YOUR OPINION
Spoiler alert: not everyone you come into contact with will share your opinion whether its politics, religion, who Becky with the good hair is, etc.. Everyone is going to plant their feet into the ground, holding their own, and so should you.