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13 Things You Should Never Apologize For

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Here are 13 things you should never apologize for, ever again. Because...

There is nothing more beautiful than seeing a person being themselves. Imagine going through your day being unapologetically you. -Steve Maraboli

13 Things You Should Never Apologize For

1. You should never apologize for your beliefs. 

I avoid using the term 'religion' because many people say "my religion" this and "my religion" that. Why should it be "my" religion? I just believe what's in the Bible about which religion is involved. I simply believe... I believe in it, and I get down on my knees every night, thank God, and ask Him to lead the way. -Michael Jackson

Don't apologize for your beliefs and for being passionate about them.

We were raised in different homes and have different cultures. 

It's okay if you don't share the same faith with the people around you. 

Respecting others' beliefs and having an open mind signify spiritual maturity.

Never apologize for your faith

2. You should never apologize for the way you look. 

You're fearfully and wonderfully made. (Psalm 139:14)

You are beautiful just the way you are, and no one can argue with that. 

Who says you need to have perfectly straight hair to be beautiful? Those curls are enviable.

Who says you need to be voluptuous or slim? A person who is confident in her own skin is sexy.

If someone only loves you because you have the perfect curves in the right should be worried.

You don't have to buy designer clothes to be accepted. It's not about the clothes you wear. It's about who's wearing them.

There's beauty in diversity.

Never apologize for the way you look

3. You should never apologize for being honest.

The truth may hurt for a little while, but a lie hurts forever.

Expect to be attacked when you speak the truth. Because the fact makes people uncomfortable. 

It's not your fault if they choose to live a life of pretense. So don't apologize for it.

Just remember to still be respectful and tactful when telling the truth. Don't use honesty as an excuse to be mean.

Don't be sorry for speaking the truth

4. You should never apologize for your relationship status.

Embrace this season of life, for it is just that. A season.

As long as you're not wrecking lives or destroying relationships...

You're not offending anyone...
You're not wasting people's time...
You're not causing harm to yourself or to another person...

Don't apologize wherever you are in your life right now.

Whether you're still figuring out what you want in life, happily single, or in a relationship, you do you.

relationship status: happy with dogs

5. You should never apologize for sleeping in or taking a break.
Breaks can lead to breakthroughs.

Sleep in on the weekend.
Book a vacation.
Go out and see new places. Or stay at home and watch your favorite movie or show.
Read a good book.

Do nothing.

If you've been working like crazy and giving your best, you deserve to have a break.

Don't apologize for not being productive for a day or two. 

Save yourself from breaking down and burning out. Take a break.

never apologize for taking a break

6. You should never apologize for your standards.

Any time you sincerely want to make a change, the first thing you must do is raise your standards. 
-Tony Robbins

Do you want a raise or see an increase in your profit? You've worked hard for it. You deserve to receive more.

You also need to choose the people you allow in your life. 


You become the average of the five people you spend most of your time with. (Jim Rohn)

Who are the people in your circle? 

Set your standards, and don't apologize for it. 

It's the same as setting boundaries. They're there to protect you from abusive people or distractions, direct your path, and remind you of what you really want.

Have good friends and high standards

7. You should never apologize for making wrong choices in the past.

Some failure in life is inevitable. It is impossible to live without failing at something unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all – in which case, you fail by default. -J.K. Rowling

If you haven't made bad decisions, you wouldn't realize what's best for you. 

Don't let your past prevent you from moving forward, define who you are, and shape your future.

Own up to your mistakes.

Never apologize for making wrong choices

8. You should never apologize for asking for help.

Two are better than one because they have a good return for their labor: If either falls down, one can help the other up. -Ecclesiastes 4:9

You can't do everything on your own.

No matter how smart and great you think you are, there's always something someone knows that you don't. Or something you haven't discovered yet that someone is already an expert in.

Don't apologize for asking questions. 

It's better to admit that you don't know something than pretend to know it all.

All the experts were once newbies too.

Ask for help

9. You should never apologize for your quirks.

I think everybody's weird. We should all celebrate our individuality and not be embarrassed or ashamed of it. -Johnny Depp

So what if you still read fairy tales or young adult fiction before going to bed even when you're...not young anymore?

So what if you dress like a lady but love heavy metal music?

So what if you're the odd one out? 

Start loving and appreciating yourself more. 

How? There are several ways to stop hating yourself and help you achieve healthy self-love. 

Start with accepting yourself for who you are. 

Embrace your quirks. You're unique, and you've got something only you can offer.

Celebrate your weirdness. Don't apologize for it.
never apologize for your quirks

You should never apologize for your dreams.

Don't let small minds convince you that your dreams are too big.

Don't let people who lack imagination look down on your creativity.

Sometimes critics discourage you from reaching your goals, not because they don't believe you can do it. But because they know you can, they don't want you to.

They're afraid of your success because you remind them of their mediocrity and failure.

Sometimes it's not because you shine too bright. It's just because they choose to live in the shadows. 

Dream big

You should never apologize for choosing to be healthy.

The food you eat can be the safest and most powerful medicine or the slowest form of poison. -Ann Wigmore

You don't have to eat less. Just eat right. 

Choose foods that are packed with nutrients and are healing. Try a vegan or plant-based diet.

Some websites and vlogs provide easy-to-make plant-based recipes

Going vegan will not only make you healthy, but it's also kinder to the animals and better for the planet.

You'll be more sorry if you keep choosing food that risks your health and slowly kills the Earth.

never apologize for eating healthy

12. You should never apologize for walking out of a relationship.

Never forget that walking away from something unhealthy is brave. -Mandy Hale

Maybe you stopped being friends because they seemed to be holding you back. Or you feel like you're going in different directions after reaching a certain point.

Maybe your relationship was draining you because it was demanding too much of your time.

Maybe you're the only one who's trying to work things out.

Don't apologize for putting yourself first and walking away from a toxic relationship.

You deserve better.

walking out

13. You should never apologize for saying 'no.'

Half of the troubles of this life can be traced to saying yes too quickly and not saying no soon enough. 
-Josh Billings

If you're uncomfortable with the idea or think it's too much for you...

If you don't feel like doing it for no selfish reason...

Say 'no.'

Don't be guilty of turning down an invitation, a job offer, a proposal, or even what appears to be an opportunity. 

If your gut feeling tells you to say 'no,' listen to it.

never apologize for saying 'No'

Over apologizing makes it easier for people to treat you like a doormat. 

It invites abusive people to come into your life. It will not correct anything. 

Don't apologize for not being sorry for certain things. You don't owe it to anyone.

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  1. No is a perfectly good answer if you don't want to do something for whatever reason... no explanation needed :-)

    Also, it's perfectly okay to make mistakes... we are human after all... besides we are not our pasts...♡

  2. A lot of these ring proud and true. The only problem is I have a hard time doing some of them! I never sleep in for some strange reason, and sometimes when I do nothing productive I feel like I am wasting time! I do like the idea of saying no more often, which is something I really should work on ^^

    1. That's normal. I also felt guilty when I'm on "stand-by" mode. But then after working hard for the day, I feel more unproductive if I don't give myself a break. So go ahead and take a nap or something.

    2. This post may be a year old but I am working on it still. I'm getting there with the taking a break part, but gotta work harder at saying no >.>

  3. i'm not sorry for being awesome! hahaha hi, lux! :D love this! <3

  4. I agree with all points! Esp. number 6!!! People tell me to lower my standards, but I cannot be okay with "pwede na yan" :)

  5. Oshey baDDest! This was an insightful read! Thank you Luxxy of Laaiffee for pointing this out.. You know yeah Bubba.. I for one believe in living my life as it best suits me.. and not as others will want me to do so.. as on the Long Run Yeah Nne.. Its My Life and not theirs **Wears Cheeky smile... This was a ghen ghen Piece of laiffee! Thanks for sharing Bubba.

    Hey! How are things with the Shop Plans going?! The one with your Sister?! We soooo cant wait to read on the Developments and growths thus far! Cheers Lux.. and thanks for always being a Ray of Sunshine.. Udo!

  6. such a a lovey post. I agree with you 100% you need not be sorry for doing things which keep you happy :)

  7. Great post!! Everything is SO true <3

  8. great post! The point for me is about speaking the truth, sometimes it is hard to say difficult truth...

  9. Dear Lux ... wow, such great truth and wisdom you've served up. Each one deserves its very own post for there's so much to be said, so much to be learned.

    Thanks for serving up a great feast! I hope your week's a good one, friend ...

  10. I think throughout life there very few things you should be sorry about and how you live your life and religion are two of them. Very wonderful post.

    Kia / KTS

  11. I think a lot of men try not to ask for help, just a pride thing.

  12. Thanks a lot for sharing, you always help my soul :)))


  13. These are all great points and so true!

  14. So many great points here, Lux! #5 has been a life changer for me. I used to think breaks were just me being too lazy. Now I see them as an absolutely necessary part of a healthy lifestyle. I love your point about beliefs as well. "When a person is secured enough in what he believes in, he won't have time criticizing or condescending others who have different views." Amen :).

  15. #4 is great. Words to live by!

  16. it actually happens a lot of time that people convince me to apologise even when I feel i haven't :( Gotta change this

  17. Grwat post. No is such a powerful little word that I need to use more often

  18. This is such a good post. I feel like as women especially we tend to automatically apologize for all sorts of things without even thinking about it! Thanks for sharing on the Small Victories Sunday Linkup!

  19. Love! Love! Love! Often we, as women, are so bad about putting the needs, wants and desires of others before our own and need to stop and realize what needs to be eliminated. Thanks so much for sharing this on the Small Victories Sunday Link-up. Glad to connect!

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  21. Love this inspirational post well done.

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  23. Lots of wisdom here which I enjoyed reading. Thank you

  24. I love this so much! People shouldn't be sorry for being who they are as long as they're not hurting anybody. :D

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  25. Oh, I see myself under each number... Thank you for systematization of this things. Now I can think about it more clear.

  26. You made a good list! Tama ka, we shouldn't be sorry for saying the truth. In fact, saying the truth is much better because the truth sets people free. At alam mo naman, lahat ng tao ngayon gusto ng freedom.

  27. Accepting the imperfect us is important but we sure can improve as well.

  28. I love this post. And I am totally with "Do absolutely nothing.". I always feel guilty if I want to do nothing. It's a time to relax and just get my thoughts back together, but being here in NYC with a million things to do I always feel so lazy and awful about it!

  29. wow! i love this article really! what a way to start my year! :) i couldn't agree more! If this is a food, i should say that this is a crisp one really! :) thanks thanks so much for this!

  30. Can I just say hell to the yes to number 11?? I don't care if it makes me fat. I don't care if people judge me for it. Eating is such a joy <3

    Ochi | Ochi In The City

  31. These are great reminders as we get into a new year. One thing I am working on is saying no a bit more often. I think I sometimes end up committing to things I don't want to do because I said yes instead of no. Thanks for sharing this! :)

  32. Every single one of these points resonates with me. I came across most of them while reading many many books and articles lately. Now I only need to make them a habit. Especially saying no without feeling guilty and being proud of being me :)
    Have a fabulous day, Lux!
    Hugs to you,

  33. what an awesome post! this is a really helpful content! thanks for posting it :)

  34. I totally enjoyed this post.I was literally smiling and with every sentence, my smile grew bigger and bigger!! Perfect food for soul and lotsa love for sharing this!! <3

  35. This post was super inspiring :) I have to admit- I do often feel guilty for taking a break- that's something I really need to work on

    Rachel xx

  36. I was reminded of the saying "Be true to yourself." No need to always feel sorry just get over it and be YOU. Yes, there is a time to say NO, depending on the situation. Don't over load yourself with duties that may hurt your health or stress you out. Thank you for your suggestions and wise words shared here with us at Tell me a Story.

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  38. No one should feel sorry for the way they look. If you do not like the way someone looks, then it is that persons fault.

  39. Oh yes! We are far too apologetic about ourselves. We don't owe anyone an explanation unless our actions are directly affecting them!

  40. Yes, you must believe what you do.

  41. This is all SO true! I apologize too often for things that I really should not say sorry for. Heck, I shouldn't even justify myself for most of the things I say sorry for.

  42. *-*

    Adorei. Não devemos nos desculpar sem um bom motivo!

    Ótima sexta!

    Beijo! ^^

  43. Most of them I do. I got no down well at my zoo lol lots of people eat a ton as well, but most of what they eat isn't swell.

  44. This is such a brilliant post and like nothing I'd ever read before - you make so many good points :) I've been nodding enthusiastically at each and every point, especially not apologising for your bi dreams!

  45. Thanks for reminding us about this

  46. Simply "being" the one God made us to be is a powerful thing. When we grasp that, there's no stopping us. ;-) Good encouragement, Lux. Hope your weekend is wonderful.

  47. I agree with you - sleep in on the weekend and don't feel bad about it! :)


  48. Great tips! I agree with all points

  49. These are all good points. We should never have to apologize for who we are.

  50. Nice post here. These are good points.

  51. I love these post! I often feel bad in the past when I do things that isn't belong to the norm. But I learned to embrace myself and not to feel sorry for what I know is right. I respect other people's opinion and I respect mine's too, by not feel sorry about it.

  52. Fabulous post, very inspiring and motivating. I took time to read this post very carefully and I must admit the wisdom contained in the post is very precious and worth remembering at all times.

    Best wishes

  53. Great post dear!

  54. I loved this post. Especially number one. Basically, "don't be a dick". :-) Thanks. Hahaha!

    Greetings from London.

  55. These are very wise saying. Have a blessed Sunday!

  56. Those are wonderful thoughts indeed, and one we all should take to heart. Many thanks!

  57. I totally agree with you. We spend a big part of our lives worrying about the others, instead of being happy.

    Jasmine xx

  58. Great post!
    Have a nice week-end!
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  59. Great post.

  60. This is very well stated. We definitely shouldn't feel sorry for any of these things! This is valuable advise everyone should hang onto.

    I'm glad you shared this on the #SmallVictoriesSundayLinkup party. I hope to see you again next week!

  61. Such good reminders! I think as women especially we tend to apologize way too much for unnecessary things! Thanks for sharing in the Small Victories Sunday Linkup!

  62. Right! Who cares? I'm assume. Thank you for the tips and reminders, Lux!

  63. Love this! All 13 ideas have great merit and embracing them is being true to who we are. We just need to make sure we are not doing things at the expense of others.

    Have a great week!

  64. Love the sentiment behind these - standing up for what you believe in and believing in yourself and your goals and dreams is so important.

  65. Great post. I agree with so much in here. When we aren't sure where we stand we can get tossed by the wind.
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  66. I love this so much! Thank you for sharing this at the #SmallVictoriesSundayLinkup!

  67. All so true! Thanks for the reminders! Especially about looks and eating!

  68. We never should be sorry because the decisions we made, made us who we are today. But feeling sorry is part of being human. Thanks for sharing! Great thoughts!

  69. "Don't let small minds convince you that your dreams are too big."

    -thank you for reminding me about this. This article is very essential for people. Your write up is so nice. keep it up!

  70. Oh I can relate in everything you wrote in this article. What you wrote are so true!!! Thank you so much for sharing this Lux. Looking forward for more post from you. xx Kim-

  71. Each one of these spoke to me. Well done Lux.

  72. So good and so true!! Love this.

    I also recently read somewhere the point, don't apologize when you could thank the person instead... like if someone holds the door open or moves aside for you, you shouldn't apologize, you should thank them. Same even with being a few minutes late... you could say "thank you for waiting for me," rather than "I'm sorry"...

    I often feel like I'm living in "I'm sorry" land, so both your thoughts and the above were really pertinent to me! Thanks for sharing!!

  73. This is a good read. Sometimes, we just really need to read something like this and realise that, "Hey, I am living my life well and I don't feel sorry for making decisions that made me like this." Thanks for this. :)

  74. Well said. This is a good read. Thanks!

  75. This is so true! We let guilt from so many of these steal our JOY from each day. Thanks for sharing!


  76. Great and encouraging post - to stand for one's beliefs and values ... and saying Yes and No with a good conscience! Thank you Lux!

  77. I so agree with this. I happen to LOVE my quirks!

  78. I super agree on everything that you have posted most especially that we should believe that we are beautiful. Such a very positive and encouraging post. -ANOSA

  79. I agree with you 100% you need not be sorry for doing things which keep you happy :)

  80. You have creative hands and minds of great food, really the recipes you share I feel very delicious and beautiful, thank you for sharing these great recipes.