Wednesday, February 19, 2014

How much do you Apologize?

During this trip I got caught up on some of the articles that I have been wanting to read lately. One of my favorite website lately has been the Levo League. If you haven't heard of it you need to check it out. I LOVE it!! 

Life has been quite hectic lately with the big move. So between packing and shipping boxes, finding a place to live, telling bosses, and everything that plays a factor in a cross country move. There hasn't been much time left for me! I kept apologizing for everything, and realized that I say "I'm sorry a lot." I was writing this post, and the hubs asked what I was doing. I told him about the article, and he agreed I say sorry a lot for the silliest things. 

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I was in the process of writing this and was about to apologizing for not blogging. Why should I be sorry? I'm out living my life which all of us bloggers preach about. This move was so last minute, unexpected, and thrilling...all at the same time. (I don't know if I was out living my life, but these were things that needed to get done.)

I don't know about y'all but I apologize for everything. Some things I can't control but I still apologize. I apologize when when someone else dog barks at Heisman. I apologized when someone didn't want to be in the wedding after I left them pick out their dresses first. When someone else hurts my feelings. I could literally go on and on.

In this article they say women apologize more than men. (Which we knew that.) Also women use sorry as much as hello and goodbye. By apologizing for something that's not our fault, it affects our self esteem. No wonder women are always suffering for low self esteem. I often use sorry as a way go keep the peace. Its easier to say sorry and move on than to harp on it. I'm often the one to be the better person, apologize, and move on. Sometimes an apology is the last thing I want to do. 

In the article it says women apologize to be polite and/respected in the office. Men won't apologize b/c they will be viewed as weak. Women want to be equals in the office so we need to stop apologizing.

So here are some tips to eliminate the apologizies:

1. Keep track of the apologizes. I'm kinda afraid to do this one. I think that I would be shocked on how much I apologize about the silliest things.

2. Save the sorries for real events that warrant an apology.

3. Say sorry in code. Instead of saying sorry I'm late. Use thanks for your understanding.

Do you apologize for the random things? Do you have more tips? 

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