Have you ever been told to "stop apologizing so much?" Yeah, me too. Experts have some advice for us.
For one, they say we should change the word "sorry" to "thank you." For instance, if you're late meeting someone, don't profusely apologize like I know you do. Instead say, "thank you for your patience."
One other piece of advice experts have for those of us who are prone to over apologizing is to do some introspective work. Why do we feel like our voice isn't as worthy as others? Do the work and feel the benefits! Our voices are just as worthy as others in the room. Our opinions matter.