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  • Writer's pictureMaeve Ronan

3 Ways to Overcome Embarrassment

If you’re anything like I was as a teenager, one embarrassing moment can ruin your entire day. Here are 3 tips to get through any awkward moment.

#1 Laugh it off

If you did something kind of funny and everyone is laughing, just laugh with them, even if you are dying inside. Honestly, the less of a deal you make out of it, the sooner people will move on.

Whether it’s tripping up the stairs or mispronouncing a word, everyone messes up sometimes. Even if you’re secretly freaking out, don’t let it show. If you respond with defensiveness, that will escalate the situation and turn it into something it doesn't have to be.

Use the laughing it off strategy for any minor awkward moment that people will forget about minutes later. The calmer and more lighthearted you can remain, the quicker your bystanders will move on.