When Celia was in college she started to recognize the ways that she was apologizing for taking up space.
She started an experiment where she decided to stop apologizing.
This isn’t a story about failing to acknowledge our faults and shortcomings. It’s a story of empowering ourselves and our relationships with more intentional communication.
Celia shares – What happens when we say sorry, what to say instead, and how to implement your own “no apology” experiment.
How to start your own experiment:
- Observe others and how they say “sorry” for inconsequential things
- Observe your communication and stop saying “sorry” in your everyday casual interactions (e.g. grocery shopping)
- Start transforming “I’m sorry” moments into acknowledging and thanking your friends and family members