Crying through a movie in the theater
How many times have you started crying in front of someone and your first reaction has been to apologize? “I’m sorry, I’m not normally like this!” or “I’m sorry, I don’t know why I’m so sad.” The thing about feelings though is that we all have them and we don’t get to choose when or how they come, explains Elizabeth Lombardo, PhD, a psychologist and author of Better Than Perfect: 7 Steps to Crush Your Inner Critic and Create a Life You Love. Plus, there are some amazing health benefits to having a good cry every once in a while.
Sharing your job promotion on Facebook
If social media has taught us anything, it’s that there’s a fine line between obnoxious bragging and genuine sharing. (For a refresher on that ‘fine line,’ these are the signs you’re sharing way too much on Facebook.) And saying, “I’m sorry but I just had to share” before sharing is an easy way to not appear to be bragging. The problem? Your loved ones want to be happy for you and with you and when you do something good you deserve to be celebrated. Apologizing diminishes your achievement. As long as you’re not announcing a new achievement every day people will likely enjoy your updates.