Embarrassing Moments

I did not write this article and I don’t agree with all of the information within it, but I do agree with some of it. For my personal blushing story go here “http://myblushingcure.com/how-did-i-cure-my-blushing/

 

We all have those embarrassing moments that happen to us.  The ones where we wish we could just curl up and disappear.  Some of us, in these moments, tend to stutter or maybe even shake ever so slightly.  Others sweat profusely, sometimes so much that beads begin to pour down their faces.  Still others, when encountered with an embarrassing moment, have the very difficult issue of blushing excessively.

Those who do not blush excessively from embarrassing moments will not understand why this is such a burden for those who have to deal with it on a regular basis.  But for sufferers of excessive blushing, don’t fret.  There are indeed things you can do to either avoid the start of blushing or to calm it down so that it doesn’t get in the way of you living your life to the fullest and interacting with others.  Read on to learn more.

The first thing you must do if you encounter an embarrassing situation and feel the first tingles of a warm blush rising up your face is to relax. Let all of the muscles in your body go loose.  If it helps, intentionally tense them first, and then let them go so that you can feel the contrast.  Concentrate on being relaxed and releasing the tension in your head, shoulders and neck especially.  Tension in your muscles tells the rest of your body that something is wrong, that you should be afraid.  It signals the flow of your blood that makes your face blush bright pink.  If it helps, do some practicing in a safe environment in front of a mirror or a friend.

While continuing to concentrate on relaxing all the muscles in your body, try to put your focus on your breathing.  In some situations–for example, public speaking–this may be a more difficult step.  The point is to put your focus (or your excess thoughts) on something that you can control: your breathing.  As you breathe, focus on which breath you are breathing: in or out.  Say to yourself: “I am breathing in slowly,” or “I am breathing out slowly.”  Imagine your lungs filling with air and then letting it all out.  While you think about breathing, you will have less time to think about whether or not you are blushing, how much you’re blushing, or who has noticed that you’re blushing etc.  All of these thoughts will only make the blushing worse. Like the girl in the poem that triggers her face to go red

Finally, remember that blushing is not your fault.  It is a completely involuntary act, and anyone who blushes as well is going to empathize with you.  What it comes down to is your mindset.  If you are worried about blushing before you even arrive at an event, it’s likely going to happen.  Similarly, if you feel horrible guilt and shame every time you blush–even if it isn’t because you did something embarrassing–chances are that means you don’t have very good control over your feelings and emotions, and if it happens that you do start to blush, you won’t be able to stop it.  how to stop blushing Instead of feeling this way, accept that you are a blusher.  Go into situations and events with an open mind that is accepting of yourself.  This may actually stop the blushing, contrary to popular belief.  Blushing is an automatic and involuntary response, but that doesn’t mean it has to happen.  Take care of your emotions, and take control of your tension and anxiety.  Doing these things will be the key to relieving yourself of the anxieties of excess blushing.