Is there any thing you’re embarrassed about, right now? If so, let’s figure out
What do you know about letting go of embarrassment, based on your past experience and your own wisdom? If you can’t think of anything, please don’t be embarrassed. When somebody unexpectedly puts me on the spot and asks for answers, I’m embarrassed about how long it can take me to think of something useful.
I’m also embarrassed that I can’t remember everything people came up with, yesterday in my office, when we were brainstorming about how to let go of embarrassment. I do remember the list included:
- acknowledge what’s embarrassing you,
- recognize how the embarrassment is affecting your thoughts, feelings, and actions,
- figure out who originally gave you the idea you should be embarrassed in this situation,
- challenge that assumption,
- share your thoughts and feelings with somebody you trust,
- recognize that other people get embarrassed,
- let go of the embarrassment as quickly as possible, and …
Because I’m a little embarrassed about my handwriting, I’ll point out that #9 says “Treat yourself kindly.”
As usual, I have an embarrassment of riches, photographically, that I’d like to share with you today:
Which of those images are most embarrassing to you? How might you begin to let go of that embarrassment?
It’s embarrassing how easy it is for me to ask for comments for my daily blog posts. Please don’t be embarrassed to leave one, below.
This might be embarrassing, but I’m not going to thank anybody for their help in creating today’s blog. I’d definitely be embarrassed, however, if I didn’t thank you — of course! — for reading it.