Monday, January 12, 2015

Are you "sorry" for no good reason?

Do you say the words ‘I’m sorry’ several times each day?

If so, did you know that saying these words repeatedly can actually have a negative impact on your health, wealth, and overall well-being?

When you say ‘I’m sorry’ too much, others see it as a sign of weakness or low self esteem, thus undermining your chances of career advancement. It's also annoying to talk with someone who is "sorry" for everything – so it will hurt your social life.

But worse, when you say you're sorry too often, you'll begin to feel like "a sorry excuse for a person." You really WILL develop low self-esteem, and could go into full-blown depression, which is a health hazard.

So if you think you might be saying "I'm sorry" more often than you should, take these steps.

First, realize that you cannot please everyone all of the time. If you need to say "no" to a request, do so without being sorry. You only have so many hours in a day and it is your choice how to use them. No need to apologize.

Next, listen to yourself and be honest. Are you genuinely making that many mistakes or hurting people's feelings continuously throughout the day? Or are you feeling intimidated – or even taking the blame for other people's mistakes?

Save your apologies for when you've genuinely done something wrong - when you've hurt someone’s feelings or when you’re offering your condolences.

Last, visit FeelBach! and get yourself a bottle of Dr. Bach's Pine flower essence. Pine will help re-balance your energies and give you the energy and will to stop feeling sorry all the time.