1. Constantly apologizing
Saying, “I’m sorry,” at every turn to appease people is a compassionate tripwire. While validation feels good for them, your self-esteem takes a hit every time you apologize for yourself. It confuses your subconscious mind. If you didn’t do anything actually wrong, yet you say, "I'm sorry," self-doubt begins to creep in. Practice saying, “I apologize,” instead and you may find you say it less often and only when genuinely warranted.