Day 19 of my mental health themed A to Z Challenge is S for Sorry.
How often do you say sorry?
For me it can be a lot. Sorry I’m struggling today. Sorry I’m crying a lot. Sorry I’m finding everything hard today.
Sorry. What are you apologising for? Everything, I thought I’d upset you, I’m sorry. Stop saying sorry. Sorry.
The other day, I was wearing a very similar outfit to one of my colleagues and my instant reaction was to apologise to her for wearing the same clothes as her. Even though it wasn’t my fault, it was no-one’s fault and it didn’t matter, I’m pretty sure no one else noticed. I didn’t apologise by the way, but I found it interesting that that was my instant response.
I worry that I’m not good enough, I worry that I’m annoying or am a burden, so then I apologise for myself. And then I get annoying because I apologise so much and then say sorry again. It’s something I need to work on. Do you have any advice on how I can stop this apologising?
Thankyou for reading,