Hi it’s just me. I’m just writing my blog.
I’m on a mission.
To remove the word just from my vocabulary. Read that first sentence again. I sound apologetic and a bit pathetic. This time I’ll write the sentence again, without the offending word…..Hi it’s me, I’m writing my blog!
Along with eliminating the word sorry (unless it’s actually warranted of course), this has been quite a feat.
I stopped saying sorry, for purely existing, about 10 years ago. You’ll notice now how many times you say sorry. For absolutely no reason, for example, I used to say it when people knocked into me in the street! Sorry (that you weren’t looking where you were going!).
I was always saying sorry. I’d walk in a room … Sorry, do you have a pen? Sorry, can I use the phone? Sorry, can you pass me the pepper? Sorry, have you finished with that?
I’ve almost stopped doing it. Now I notice how often so many others are apologising. All the time.
Just has been a bit more of a challenge. During my spell checking of work emails I also now have to go back and remove the words just.
Generally and surprisingly there are about four apologetic ‘just’ words in every email!! Shocking. I was writing a very serious email the other day and when I reviewed it before sending I found…. Hello, I just wanted to…. I just feel…..I just thought …..argh!! Take the word just out and I’m appearing stronger and more confident.
I’m not sure where this apologetic nonsense began. I notice it far far more in women which is probably no surprise. Most of us have been apologising since we (just) left the womb.
So. In an aim to take small steps in feeling more confident, assured and more importantly less apologetic for simply breathing, maybe try it. It honestly make you feel more positive and less… well…. just sorry!
Stop apologising for being the brilliant person you are!
Happy Sunday everyone xx
Ps. Upon reviewing this blog I had to delete the word just two times!!