Being Unapologetically You - Riadh Egan

Apologetically: in a manner that does not acknowledge or express regret.

"she shrugged unapologetically"


In a world of followers and hashtags it can be hard to stay true to yourself. But we should be ourselves no matter how much pressure is on us to fit in, and we shouldn’t have to apologize for that. 

The first step in being unapologetically yourself is to stop apologizing for everything. You have to stay true to who you are, even if that goes against the grain or what you feel should be expected of you. 

The second step in being unapologetically yourself is finding people who are drawn to you for who you are. People who accept you, flaws and all. This way, you aren’t put in a situation where you feel you have to give up what you truly want because of the influences of someone else. This may mean removing some people from your life, but those that don’t accept you for who you are, aren’t  worth having around. 


The third step in being unapologetically yourself is living with intention. You cannot be ashamed of who you are, Self-confidence is mandatory when you are living unapologetically. Which is not always easy but you must take time to reflect and appreciate yourself first. People will point fingers, make judgments, and assume things about you but don’t let that bother you. 

Saying sorry is something we say too often for things that we don’t need to apologize for so work on this. Minimize the amount of times you say this and you will start living unapologetically. 


Things you don’t need to say sorry for: 


Being you 

Telling the truth 

Loving someone 

Taking me time 

Eliminating toxic relationships 


Making your mental health a priority 

Saying no 

Following your dream 

Expressing your emotions. 



Be a person who says what they mean and means what they say. Living unapologetically takes time, and some getting used to. But be patient with yourself. Good things always take time. 



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