How Ericalee Learned to Stop Saying “I’m Sorry”

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As the go-to person at work and in my daily life, I lost track of myself, and when I wasn’t able to help others I found that I punished myself with the “’I’m sorry” mentality. I felt sorry I wasn’t always able to be that go-to person all of the time, but I realized that I can’t be everything to everyone. Going through Dr. Oz’s Truth Tube really helped me look at myself and realize that there is a difference between saying sorry and actually being sorry. It showed me that asking for something doesn’t have to be followed with an “I’m sorry.” Blanca had some wonderful tips that can be used not only in my professional life but in my daily life as well, which I now try to live by. They are replacing the apology for a P.E.T: please, excuse me, or thank you.

For most of my adult working life I have found myself being sorry for not always being able to keep things running smoothly or to have everyone happy. I have been told by colleagues and friends that I need to stop being sorry for things and especially for things I cannot control or have nothing to do with. I tend to be the person who likes to keep the peace and have everyone happy. When coworkers come and tell me that I need to stop with the apologies, I am brought back to when I was about 20 years old and had a coworker tell me “Sorry doesn’t pay the rent.” I don’t think I realized how much truth there was behind that at that point in my life  – that I shouldn’t lose sleep over some things I cannot control. Issues will still be there even if I sleep or not.

This affected my life, as it led to me not sleeping and eating poorly. Both of those things can be a real killer both mentally and physically. That’s when I realized that things needed to change!

Now I keep a daily log of how many times I apologize; or when I find myself in a situation where I feel one slipping out, I pause and think about Blanca’s steps (P.E.T.) and which one would fit here better. I have been working on my sleeping habits as well as aiming to go to bed earlier and clearing my mind of all negative thoughts. This is still a work in progress but with help from Blanca Cobb and Dr. Oz, I truly feel I am able to make the changes I need to make. It’s time to put myself first and not be sorry about it!

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