Sorry Not Sorry
Do you find yourself over-apologizing at work and in life? Often, the word "sorry" is just a filler word, habit or nervous glitch. Try the below exercise the next time you want to apologize.
Here are two simple questions you can ask yourself each time you apologize:
- “Did I actually do something wrong?”
- And if not, “Did I really want to communicate that I think I did?”
This exercise takes only a few seconds to do in your head, but it helps you reprogram your brain to look at apologies differently. You’ll begin to separate your unnecessary apologies from your real apologies, and eventually you won’t have to recap at all.