Does anyone else find themselves constantly apologizing for everything? If there was an Olympic medal for over-apologizing, I’m sure I would at least place in the top three. I’ve recently tried to be more aware of this ingrained habit. Honestly, it’s hard to recognize because it’s just the language I’m used to speaking.
- During and after panic attacks- “I’m sorry.”
- Groaning loudly because of fibromyalgia- “I’m sorry.”
- Sneezing- “I’m sorry.”
- Someone bumps into me- “I’m so sorry.”
I could go on and on. The problem is not so much in the moment as the fundamental belief that I have to apologize for basically existing. Continue reading “I’m not sorry”