do you say sorry too much?

do you say sorry too much?

If so, it might be detracting from your happiness! There’s nothing wrong at all with apologising if you’ve done something wrong; in fact, this is a good thing. But excessive apologising might be a sign of something more problematic and might, accordingly, be impacting on your health, happiness and wellbeing.

Read on…

via TED Ideas by Daniella Balarezo

When we needlessly apologize, we end up making ourselves small and diminish what we’re trying to express, says sociologist Maja Jovanovic.

This post is part of TED’s “How to Be a Better Human” series, each of which contains a piece of helpful advice from someone in the TED community. To see all the posts, go here.

Think about all the times you use the word “sorry” in a typical day. There are the necessary “sorry”s — when you bump into someone, when you need to cancel plans with a friend. But what about the unnecessary “sorry”s? The “sorry, this may be an obvious idea” at a meeting, the “sorry to cause trouble” when rescheduling a haircut, the “sorry, there’s a spill in the dairy aisle” at the supermarket.

Canadian sociologist Maja Jovanovic believes the “sorry”s we sprinkle through our days hurt us. They make us appear smaller and more timid than we really are, and they can undercut our confidence….

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