How To Deal With Embarrassing Moments
Most of us eventually learn how to deal with an embarrassing situation when it happens...and from that point forward we can laugh at our mistakes. But some of us, continue to have horrific moments because we just don't know what to do. Here are some tips to ease the pain of those embarrassing things that happen to all of us.
So you just walked through the lunch line, and happened to step in some jello, proceeding to fall to the floor, while your lunch tray and food flies through the air, and lands on your head. You are now covered in ketchup, your hair is disgusting....and on top of it, you were wearing a skirt, and flashed the whole class. Whoa....embarrassed? It's okay...This won't be the first or the last time something like this happens...It's a part of everyone's life. Unexpected and unprepared...it just is what it is. Take a few deep breaths and calm yourself down...pull yourself together..and SMILE if you can. People may be laughing, but it can quickly turn from laughing AT you, to laughing WITH you...and it makes all the difference in the world.
LAUGH LAUGH LAUGH
Believe it or not, this is what happened to me. I remember having an embarrassing moment, but I can't remember what it was, because instead of running away in tears, for the first time, I just started laughing at myself. All of a sudden...it was no big deal. From that moment forward, I learned to deal with those terribly uncomfortable situations by always having a good laugh about it. Since you can't undo it....just have fun with it.
MAKE IT FUNNY
Have you ever noticed that the class clown in school is usually the person that constantly has embarrassing things happening to them? They laugh at themselves! The next time you slip on a banana peel, stand up, brush yourself off, and say something like, "That's one of my best dance moves!" Just laugh it off, and move on. You'll make everyone feel better.
DON'T GET DEFENSIVE
I promise you....Don't make a scene...It just adds to the drama. To De Dramatize the event, just smile...shake your head....take a bow if appropriate.
REMEMBER THAT EVERYONE HAS EMBARRASSING MOMENTS
Don't think negatively about yourself. ALL of us....have embarrassing moments. Try to get your mind off of it. You might think that it will never leave your mind, but there will be lots of other things to think about, and after a while, the moments can become silly stories to tell your friends when you're older. It's okay...REALLY.
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