I swear I noticed about a freaking DECADE ago that I say "Sorry" all the time, way way too much. Yet STILL, STILL!!! I struggle with re-training my brain to say it less! What the heck is this, ladies?! Why is it so hard to stop doing? I notice it so much in other women too. It breaks my heart that women are trained to apologize for simply existing.
Here is a quote that I recall a lot when I'm still trying to get rid of this awful habit:
You hate yourself so loudly. You hate yourself at the top of your lungs. Your loathing for yourself permeates your speech. “Sorry I’m just rambling.” “Don’t worry about it.” “Just ignore me.” “Sorry if I’m annoying you.” “Sorry I don’t make sense.” “Sorry about that.” Sorry, sorry, sorry. You act as if you have to beat everyone else to the punch. As if the punching bag is you.
If you hate yourself first, if you hate yourself loudest, then nobody will hurt you. You clapped your hands over your ears and shut your eyes and balled yourself up so that you’d never have to experience people’s loathing for you. And it meant you never heard their love. You drowned it out. You screamed your hatred over it. And you never got to hear it.
Has anyone here had any luck in ridding themselves of this entirely? And what were your methods?