By : Swati Chauhan
Do you often find yourself using the word ‘Sorry’, mostly when you have no idea what you are apologising for?
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Numerous researches suggest that women are the more apologetic sex.
You bumped into me, oh I am so sorry! You stepped on me, ouch I am sorry! are the ironic situations women find themselves apologising in.
Time to put a stop to this sorry spree and be more rational and level headed individuals if we want the world to respect us. Here are 15 things todays women should absolutely stop apologising for:
1. Being Independent:
Emotional independence, financial independence or just an independent attitude….be proud of it by all means! Know that you are a strong person who can take care of her own needs and doesn’t need a tissue or a helping hand every five minutes. That’s something to be proud of not sorry!
2. For being a Career woman and putting yourself first:
If you are an ambitious person and give your career first priority then so be it. Focus on your goals and achieve your dreams but never feel sorry for your aggressive goals or high targets. Men are never sorry for it, why should we be?
3. Applying Make-up:
If you feel applying three layers of base, moisturiser and foundation before stepping out of the house everyday gives you a confidence boost, just go for it. Go all out on the mascara’s, the crazy nail colours and the chic lip shades, just do what makes you feel good about yourself.
4. For saying NO:
How often we do things to please others, accept drink offers with colleagues when all we want is to rush back home and say yes to a demeaning job to keep peace with Boss and all this just so that we do not disappoint others or spoil their mood.
But, the fact is that by being the ‘Yes-girl’ all the time, we make ourselves unhappy and add unnecessary stress and pressure in our lives.
Learn to say the two alphabets ‘NO’ and never feel sorry for it!
5. For Saying YES:
For saying ‘Yes’, to taking out time for youself to unwind and relax the way you want to whether it is chilling out with a gang or just some quiet time all alone. With the multitude of tasks hovering over our minds and the endless roles we are expected to play, burnout is more a reality than a threat!
It is easy to combat the onset of such a situation though by taking time out for ourselves to do things that lighten us up, whether it is good music, a night out with friends, letting your hair loose dancing to your favorite tracks or just some quiet alone travel.
6. Loving yourself:
Every person has the right to feel that they are the most important person in their lives and so do you. Do whatever it takes to make yourself smile, treat yourself to good food, drinks and shopping. Travel the world…. treat yourself special….you have every right to!
7. Not being up to it all the time:
There are the good days and then there are the absolutely bad ones, the menstrual cycle days and the general bad hair days. It is absolutely normal and natural to feel down and low during this time and the people around should understand.
8. Taking Extra care of your body or health:
Even in the most modern times, women are still often expected to devote most of their time to serve their families , social obligations and doing things for the household. But to have the energy to run these numerous tasks , it is imperative to take extra care of your body and health through regular gym and workout routines, runs, spas , yoga or just whatever makes keeps you fit and energetic.
9. For ‘Girls’ time:
Lets face it, girls are the best confidants and the best buddies you can just be yourself with (without makeup, with extra pounds and unshaven legs!). Every girl needs a girl-to-girl bonding time where she can let her hair down, cast away her polished layer and bitch about her crazy boss, or share juicy details of the last night out (every bit of it) and this riddance is just as impotant as spending time with your partner, kids and collegues.
10. For disagreeing with people at work /home/outside:
Agree /or Disagree?
11. For the Choices you make :
12. For walking out of relationships that seem too shallow :
13. For having your own opinions no matter how ‘BIZARRE’ or ‘QUIRKY’ they may seem:
It’s not about agreeing or disagreeing, its about having an OPINION you can call your own!
14. For expressing your emotions:
This video says it all.
15. For your BODY or LOOKS:
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