“Daring to set boundaries is about having the courage to love ourselves even when we risk disappointing others.” – Brené Brown
Are you someone who is always saying sorry for things you don’t need to apologize for?
Research shows that the more you keep on saying sorry, the more you unconsciously express a people-pleasing type of energy. When you are constantly apologizing to other people, it can mean that you lack self-confidence.
In this episode of The Elevated Life podcast, we’re sharing “3 Things You Don’t Need to Apologize For” so you can learn how to reclaim your confidence and stop apologizing for taking care of yourself first. If you want to stop your people-pleasing tendencies and start setting healthy boundaries, go ahead and press play for this episode!
Tune in to hear:
✨ How to regain your confidence and be unapologetic
✨ Ways to define your boundaries and stop feeling guilty about them
✨ What you can say instead of “I’m sorry”
✨ A self-reflection to see the reason behind why you are always apologizing
3 Things You Don’t Need to Apologize For
Taking Self-Care Time
You don’t need permission when it comes to taking care of yourself. Everyone needs time to recharge and empower themselves. It can be taking a break, reading your favorite book, or even not accepting any work. It’s up to you! As long as you think you need it, you don’t have to apologize for doing it.
All the Small Things
Small things don’t have any true meaning behind them. When you repeatedly say sorry over the small stuff, it deflates its value. The next time you’re a few seconds late for a meeting, instead of saying sorry, try thanking them for their patience, and it will make a difference for both of you! All you have to do is reframe “I’m sorry” into an appreciation for what they are providing.
Telling Someone No
One of Oprah’s phrases we like the most is that no is a complete sentence. This statement allows me not to justify or bring meaning to why we don’t want to do something. Sometimes, we create scenarios inside our heads that people might dislike us when we say no, but this is not true. On the other hand, people will respect us because we have built our boundaries.
Highlights from this episode:
(03:27) Psychology studies behind saying “I’m sorry”
(03:49) The first thing you don’t need to apologize for
(05:51) You become the leader when you prioritize your self-care
(06:14) The second thing you don’t need to apologize for
(06:57) A self-reflection for if you are a person who is always apologizing
(07:46) What you can say instead of “I’m sorry”
(09:48) The third thing you don’t need to apologize for
(12:35) On the other side of no is a yes to yourself
(15:09) You don’t have to say yes just because other people are asking that from you
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Are you a “people pleaser”?
Do you apologize often or have trouble saying no?
Do you tend to keep the peace instead of speaking out when something bothers you?
We all know boundaries aren’t always easy to set or maintain, but they are necessary.
Without them in place to safeguard our emotional and physical well-being, we overextend ourselves, end up resenting the people we’re trying to help, and neglect our self-care.
But boundaries aren’t just about setting rules for other people to follow.
They are the foundation of meaningful relationships, keep you from feeling burned out, and give you space to grow and be yourself.
It takes courage to enforce them.
It takes courage to stand up for who you are and demand other people notice.
It means no longer just accepting everything that comes your way. It means taking back the reins on life and deciding what you want and what you’re discontinuing. It means having the confidence to be as bold and incredible as you can dare to be.
That’s why we cannot wait to teach you the secrets to a life on your own terms in the Boundaries Masterclass! 🚀
💪 How to release old unwanted beliefs that keep you stuck in people pleasing mode
💪 Why setting healthy boundaries is so difficult to do
💪 The trap of being “nice”
💪 6 powerful steps for becoming more assertive
💪 How to choose yourself (and do what’s best for you) without feeling guilty
💪 Plus 3 powerful, guided meditations to integrate all the training