End Embarrassment?Really!OK, so we lied. Sorry. Life will always bring awkward and embarrassing moments—just ask any grownup you know. But what we can change is how we react to these less-than-awesome moments. Just look right to see some tips. And in the meantime, sharing our Oh NO! moments is a great way to let go of their power and laugh about them. That's what girls do in our community. Listen in, and do it with your friends.
That awkward moment when you burst out laughing and spit in someone’s face . . .
The awkward moment when you try to open your locker but the code isn’t working and you get super-annoyed and then you realize that it’s not your locker . . .
That awkward moment when you have to introduce yourself to the entire class and everyone’s looking at you, and for a split second you forget everything about yourself and you just want to disappear . . .
The awkward moment when you find you are drinking from someone else’s strangely similar water bottle . . .
That awkward moment when you make a super obvious reference by interrupting someone who is talking and everyone just stares at you . . .
That awkward moment when someone is talking on a cell phone and you think they’re talking to you, so you respond and then realize they’re not talking to you . . .
That awkward moment when you’re in the car, and your mom starts telling all your friends an embarrassing baby story about you . . .
That awkward moment when you dive really epicly into a pool and when you emerge you have snot coming out your nose . . .The Awkward CureHow many times have you relived the awful feeling of awkward or embarrassing moments? How many hours would it add up to? Days? Here’s how to stop making yourself miserable:
• Forgive yourself—right now, this second. What you did wasn’t wrong; it was an innocent mistake.
• Consider that every. single. person. ever. has embarrassed themselves—multiple times.
• Tell others about your awkward or embarrassing moment, and ask for theirs. You’ll laugh about them, and then you’ll start shrinking the power of those memories. Bye-bye shame! That awkward moment when you say "bye"; then you both keep walking in the same direction . . .
That awkward moment when you’re staring off into space and some random boy thinks you’re looking at him . . .
That awkward moment when you innocently bite into a tomato and juice spurts all over the desk . . .
That awkward moment when you lost your glasses five days ago and you can’t see anything farther than 10 feet in front of you . . .
That awkward moment when you’re talking to someone and you realize they’re not actually listening so you just trail off weirdly . . .
That awkward moment when you feel like everyone is staring at you and watching your every move even though you know they probably aren’t . . .