50 Things You Should Stop Apologizing For
Start writing a post

As humans, we are our biggest critics. It's a flaw that we all have, some just hide it better than others.

Am I pretty enough? Am I smart enough? Is what I am doing considered "normal" in society? Will people think I am weird? Why don't I look like them? Why can't I be better?

It takes time and effort to become someone who doesn't care what others think, to be confident in who we are.

Well, duh! We live in a society where self-worth is based on the likes we get and the number of followers we have on social media. Where everyone feels compelled to comment their opinions as if they are fact. Where unrealistic standards of beauty are shoved in our faces every way we turn.

In a perfect world, everyone would stop judging one another and focus on themselves. Unfortunately, we don't live in that world. In a world where standards are high, judgments are strong, and societal norms make people feel inadequate, we tend to apologize for things we should never have to apologize for.


Stop apologizing for...

1. Embracing your body.

2. Who you love.

3. Your race.

4. Being who you are.

5. Having fun.

6. Standing up for what you believe in.

7. Calling someone out.

8. Being educated.

9. Being selfish.

10. How you dress.

11. Your struggles.

12. Being confident.

13. Saying "no."

14. Being successful.

15. Following your heart.

16. Being blunt.

17. Being sensitive.

18. Being too loud.

19. Doing something spontaneous.

20. Taking risks.

21. Cutting out negativity.

22. What you eat.

23. What you post on social media.

24. Expressing yourself.

25. Taking a personal day.

26. Focusing on yourself.

27. Not fitting into a check box.

28. Being a reality TV show junky.

29. Your taste in music.

30. The things you are insecure about.

31. Other people.

32. Having big dreams.

33. Going out.

34. Being "different."

35. Standing up for yourself.

36. Being "basic."

37. Binge watching an entire season of a TV show in a day.

38. Ending a toxic relationship.

39. Living your life.

40. Cutting people off.

41. Splurging on nice things.

42. Making the best decisions for you.

43. Being picky.

44. Having goals.

45. Telling people how you feel.

46. Being a kid at heart.

47. Not agreeing with someone.

48. Advocating for a cause.

49. Changing.

50. Loving yourself.


We need to stop saying "I'm sorry" for doing these things. It is okay to be selfish, to be yourself, and grow as a person.

People will try to make you feel bad for it, some will make you feel guilty for it, some may even get mad at you for it.

Stop apologizing for being who you are, and love yourself.

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
Health and Wellness

Exposing Kids To Nature Is The Best Way To Get Their Creative Juices Flowing

Constantly introducing young children to the magical works of nature will further increase the willingness to engage in playful activities as well as broaden their interactions with their peers

1260155

Whenever you are feeling low and anxious, just simply GO OUTSIDE and embrace nature! According to a new research study published in Frontiers in Psychology, being connected to nature and physically touching animals and flowers enable children to be happier and altruistic in nature. Not only does nature exert a bountiful force on adults, but it also serves as a therapeutic antidote to children, especially during their developmental years.

Keep Reading... Show less
Health and Wellness

5 Simple Ways To Give Yourself Grace, Especially When Life Gets Hard

Grace begins with a simple awareness of who we are and who we are becoming.

789303
Photo by Brooke Cagle on Unsplash

If there's one thing I'm absolutely terrible at, it's giving myself grace. I'm easily my own worst critic in almost everything that I do. I'm a raging perfectionist, and I have unrealistic expectations for myself at times. I can remember simple errors I made years ago, and I still hold on to them. The biggest thing I'm trying to work on is giving myself grace. I've realized that when I don't give myself grace, I miss out on being human. Even more so, I've realized that in order to give grace to others, I need to learn how to give grace to myself, too. So often, we let perfection dominate our lives without even realizing it. I've decided to change that in my own life, and I hope you'll consider doing that, too. Grace begins with a simple awareness of who we are and who we're becoming. As you read through these five affirmations and ways to give yourself grace, I hope you'll take them in. Read them. Write them down. Think about them. Most of all, I hope you'll use them to encourage yourself and realize that you are never alone and you always have the power to change your story.

Keep Reading... Show less
Entertainment

Breaking Down The Beginning, Middle, And End of Netflix's Newest 'To All The Boys' Movie

Noah Centineo and Lana Condor are back with the third and final installment of the "To All The Boys I've Loved Before" series

782202
Netflix

Were all teenagers and twenty-somethings bingeing the latest "To All The Boys: Always and Forever" last night with all of their friends on their basement TV? Nope? Just me? Oh, how I doubt that.

I have been excited for this movie ever since I saw the NYC skyline in the trailer that was released earlier this year. I'm a sucker for any movie or TV show that takes place in the Big Apple.

Keep Reading... Show less
Lifestyle

4 Ways To Own Your Story, Because Every Bit Of It Is Worth Celebrating

I hope that you don't let your current chapter stop you from pursuing the rest of your story.

505481
Photo by Manny Moreno on Unsplash

Every single one of us has a story.

I don't say that to be cliché. I don't say that to give you a false sense of encouragement. I say that to be honest. I say that to be real.

Keep Reading... Show less
Politics and Activism

How Young Feminists Can Understand And Subvert The Internalized Male Gaze

Women's self-commodification, applied through oppression and permission, is an elusive yet sexist characteristic of a laissez-faire society, where women solely exist to be consumed. (P.S. justice for Megan Fox)

314575
Paramount Pictures

Within various theories of social science and visual media, academics present the male gaze as a nebulous idea during their headache-inducing meta-discussions. However, the internalized male gaze is a reality, which is present to most people who identify as women. As we mature, we experience realizations of the perpetual male gaze.

Keep Reading... Show less
Lifestyle

It's Important To Remind Yourself To Be Open-Minded And Embrace All Life Has To Offer

Why should you be open-minded when it is so easy to be close-minded?

449699

Open-mindedness. It is something we all need a reminder of some days. Whether it's in regards to politics, religion, everyday life, or rarities in life, it is crucial to be open-minded. I want to encourage everyone to look at something with an unbiased and unfazed point of view. I oftentimes struggle with this myself.

Keep Reading... Show less
Swoon

14 Last Minute Valentine's Day Gifts Your S.O. Will Love

If they love you, they're not going to care if you didn't get them some expensive diamond necklace or Rolex watch; they just want you.

304192

Let me preface this by saying I am not a bad girlfriend.

I am simply a forgetful one.

Keep Reading... Show less
Student Life

10 Helpful Tips For College Students Taking Online Courses This Semester

Here are several ways to easily pass an online course.

204876
Photo by Vlada Karpovich on Pexels

With spring semester starting, many college students are looking to take courses for the semester. With the pandemic still ongoing, many students are likely looking for the option to take online courses.

Online courses at one time may have seemed like a last minute option for many students, but with the pandemic, they have become more necessary. Online courses can be very different from taking an on-campus course. You may be wondering what the best way to successfully complete an online course is. So, here are 10 helpful tips for any student who is planning on taking online courses this semester!

Keep Reading... Show less
Facebook Comments