Top 10 Ways to Overcome an Embarrassing Moment

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The most horrible thing about embarrassing moments is that even though we try to forget them, we just can’t because they keep popping up in our minds every now and then, cringing the heart and tearing it into pieces depending on the level of embarrassment that one had faced. They need to be forgotten, but the problem is, we can’t and we don’t. We worry more about the impression created by the moment in others’ minds about us. But actually that leaves a huge depression in the victim’s mind than those who witnessed it.

The only solution to overcome an embarrassing moment is to confront them. Face them with the right attitude; handle them in the best way you can. It not only protects you from humiliation and depression but also improves your self confidence and helps you live a guilt free and dignified life.

Here are 10 tips to help you overcome an embarrassing moment in the simplest and most practical way possible in day to day life.

10. Don’t Apologise Over and Over

10. Don’t Apologise Over and Over

The more you apologize immediately after the incident, the more you get noticed. It not only informs everyone around you that you have done something stupid but also makes you feel bad about yourself. So do not apologize too often. Say you are sorry, or say “please excuse me for the interruption” and move on. In that way, it just becomes a simple slip or a tiny error. It does not look like a foolish blunder to others and it does not feel like a terribly embarrassing moment to you too!

9. Don’t Panic, Stay Calm

9. Don’t Panic, Stay Calm

Only if you feel that you have done something embarrassing, it becomes embarrassing. If you do not feel so, then there is no reason for you to be. Do not get tensed. Yes, you have done something really terrible and its making you die out of embarrassment, but its okay! Chill out. The moment you panic, the worse it gets. So stay calm. Take a deep breath and get a hold on the moment. If you are calm you will have self control and your brain would work better. You will be able to handle the situation even better than you think you really can.

8. Laugh about It

8. Laugh about It

Well, you may wonder how laughing could help you in such a situation. But you know what? A genuine laughter can do a lot more! Let us say, if you slipped and fell right in the middle of the party hall, yes that would be hugely embarrassing. If you just get up and laugh about it in a really fun way, others will also laugh about it too along with you! Bonus, everybody forgets it as such or just remembers it as a funny memory. Nobody would think of it as a humiliating incident for you. They will automatically admire your sportive attitude and in fact will like you even more. So, it really does the trick! Does not it?

But remember; only a genuine laughter would work. So do not over do. Keep it with in limits and enjoy the moment wholeheartedly with a positive attitude.

7. Engage your mind

7. Engage your mind

Go out and breathe some fresh air. Take your car and go for a drive or just go out with your friend for a cup of coffee. Engage your mind in some other activity. Try to concentrate in what you do. It would help you to forget whatever happened. If the thought keeps popping up again and again, just tell yourself to stop thinking about it and try to focus again in the activity that you are involved. Over thinking will exaggerate the actual incident and will make it even worse! So, do not let yourself to do such a messy thing instead indulge your mind in some task that is better and productive.

6. No one Actually Remembers or Cares

6. No one Actually Remembers or Cares

We all are generally worried about what others think more than about what actually happened to us. True! We do not care if we are hurt physically or mentally but care more about the spectators and their thoughts about the incident! But the truth is nobody actually cares or remembers so much as you think they do. In fact they would not have even considered it or taken any notice of it because they are involved more in what they do. It would be more like “Oh no! He/She slipped & fell down! Is she/he hurt?” If the person is hurt, they would be worried about the injury ( could be physical or mental) if not, they would be glad that nothing happened and forget it because they have a lot more to do than make a fuss about such a tiny incident. Yes, it may be big for you, but to others it is “just another incident”.

5. Remember It Happens to Everyone

5. Remember It Happens to Everyone

Do not think that you are the only one who suffered such a terribly horrible embarrassing moment. Actually everybody in this universe experiences one or the other in their day to day life. Nobody is an exception. If you feel very much hurt, just think about all those embarrassing moments of others that you have seen or heard. Trust me; it will make you feel far better. Read some more of such stories on the internet. You will realize it is all a part of the game and there is nothing to feel so ashamed about. Just make sure to remember that it happens to everyone and get over it.

4. Confront those bullies

4. Confront those bullies

The world is full of people of every kind. Some are really nice while some are really very mean. They enjoy pulling a joke out of your past and make fun of your embarrassing moments. It gives them immense pleasure when you actually feel like dying right there. But the best way to blow their bubble is to confront them. Do not be afraid. If you do not react, there is no fun for them. Say boldly that it happened and acknowledge the incident. If possible smile or even laugh genuinely. Thus you spoil their fun and save yourself from humiliation. Now how is that!

3. Forgive yourself

3. Forgive yourself

Putting on a brave act and walking with a bold face with your head straight is not easy. Of course, it takes a lot of courage and presence of mind. But sometimes, you may not have had the opportunity to handle the moment in the right way. The thought that you did not do the appropriate thing would obviously make you feel low about yourself. Do not think so. It happens, and it is not your fault. Try to forgive yourself. Say that it is okay and you can overcome without guilt. There is no point in blaming yourself for the past but you can try to take care of the future. Take it as a lesson that you learnt from life and move on!

2. Share it with someone you trust

2. Share it with someone you trust

You need not suppress it in your heart and bear the pain all by yourself. Share the story with someone who is really very close to you. Do not just carry the burden. Let it down. It could be your friend or parents or anyone whom you can trust. They will support you for sure and comfort you. It will offer you some peace and solace. There is nothing wrong in doing it, but make sure to share it with the right person and ease your heart.

1.  Go to a therapist

1.  Go to a therapist

If none of the above mentioned tips worked out for you, if you still find yourself stuck with the same embarrassing moment and if the thought keeps choking you, the last and final solution would be to take the help of an expert. It is also a better option to save you from being tormented by your past. Go to a therapist and take some treatment if required. Do not let it slide. Take up the therapy and live a happy and healthy life.

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