15 Things No Woman Should Ever Apologize For

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Women are sensitive creatures, even if they’re strong and independent. Sometimes they just experience unnecessary guilt for everything they say, do, and even feel. It often happens because of the pressure from the outside: “you need children,” “your hobby is ridiculous,” “you dress like a guy,” and thousands of other things. Yet you shouldn’t apologize for these.

Bright Side has made up a list of 15 things no woman should feel guilty for. It’s time to change your attitude toward yourself for the better!

1. For saying “no”

15 Things No Woman Should Ever Apologize For

But think of you first; there’s probably a reason why you need to refuse. No matter how small it is — if you don’t feel like saying “yes,” no one has the right to force you.

2. For liking “manly” or “girly” things

15 Things No Woman Should Ever Apologize For

Remember that it’s your life, and it’s you who decides what you want. There’s no reason why you can’t like bikes instead of knitting; or knitting instead of bikes. Hey, we live in the 21st century, after all!

3. For not wearing makeup

15 Things No Woman Should Ever Apologize For

After all, if you have awesome skin without all this contouring, non-touring, and hundreds of other ways to draw a new face — you have all the reasons to be proud of it.

4. For food choices

Life is hard when you have to defend even your food choices, especially among friends or family. “Why don’t you drink? Come on, just a glass!” or “What do you mean you don’t eat meat?!” Even such a small thing like having a salad when everyone else chooses a burger (or vice versa) can result in persuasion and pressure.

No one should feel guilty for their food choices. If you don’t like fish, it’s only your business. Go for something else and don’t even think of making excuses.

5. For having fun

15 Things No Woman Should Ever Apologize For

Hey girl, who cares? You can do what you want unless it hurts somebody. People will just smile or lift their eyebrow passing by…or they won’t even notice — anyway, who cares? You most likely won’t meet them ever again. Why should you refuse these seconds of pure joy?

6. For being a little selfish

Selfishness isn’t that bad, especially if it comes in small portions. It’s ok that you want some time for yourself — not for your work, friends, family, and other duties. It’s ok that you want to relax alone (or not alone) after a long day and postpone everything for later.

You shouldn’t apologize if you want the last piece of cake or that thing from the shop, and you don’t even have to explain why you need it. You simply do. It’s your piece of joy.

7. For having emotions

15 Things No Woman Should Ever Apologize For

You can be angry, happy, surprised, disappointed, sad, and even indifferent — and you shouldn’t apologize just because you haven’t answered someone with a smile.

8. For needing help and asking for it

15 Things No Woman Should Ever Apologize For

You should understand that asking for help is absolutely normal and no one will judge you. Additionally, most people would be glad to help because everyone likes to feel needed — you only have to ask. And instead of apologizing, say your sincere “thank you” — they will appreciate it much more.

9. For having a different opinion

15 Things No Woman Should Ever Apologize For

The only case when you have to apologize for expressing your thoughts is when you did it in a rude and impolite manner.

10. For what you’re wearing

15 Things No Woman Should Ever Apologize For

No matter if you like sweet princess dresses, a sporty style, or your dad’s old jeans. Unless you’re going for a walk in a bikini or breaking a dress code at work, you can wear what you want.

11. For being proud of your achievements

Even if it’s your first omelet. It’s your personal development, a little step you did towards a better and more interesting self. You can and you should be proud of your success — and I mean the success of all sizes and kinds.

Don’t let those who are trying to diminish your achievements make you feel this moment of pride was a mistake. You did it. You deserve it.

12. For loving your body the way it is

15 Things No Woman Should Ever Apologize For

Remember: it’s you who decides whether or not you’re gorgeous.

13. For not knowing everything

15 Things No Woman Should Ever Apologize For

14. For the way you live

15 Things No Woman Should Ever Apologize For

They probably say it because they love you and wish you all the best — a higher salary or a happy family life. Yet your life is your choice. You know it’s always better to listen to your heart.

15. For the way you manage your sexuality

15 Things No Woman Should Ever Apologize For

Yet the thing is, it’s your choice. You neither have to explain it nor apologize for it.

Have you ever felt guilty for at least one of the things from this list? Have you managed to get rid of this habit? Share your stories in the comments below!

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