How do you deal with shameful memories? Everyone has experienced some kind of shame in their lives. It might be something that happened years ago that still bothers you or something that happens on a daily basis. No matter what it is, dealing with shameful memories can be tough. Here are a few tips to help you how do you deal with shameful memories.
1. Accept that you can’t change the past
While it may seem like the past is something that can just be changed and dealt with, in reality, many people are ashamed of their memories.
A person should never try to change or alter what has already happened because they will only end up feeling more frustrated when nothing changes while also experiencing unpleasant emotions such as guilt/shame which leads to self-depreciation (or thinking badly about yourself).
You can’t change the past, so stop griping and make something better for yourself today!
I’ve heard people say that they don’t want any more mistakes made because their life is already a mess. This attitude will just get you stuck in your own head with regret over what might have been – forget about it or learn from those experiences but move on quickly before time runs out again. The future belongs only to us; live now like there’s no tomorrow (or at least until we die).
2. Find a way to make peace with your memories
Write about them, talk about them, or even paint/draw them. writing – As you may know, the human brain is capable of creating vivid and horrific memories. For some people, these are good things like an exciting event in their life while others find them extremely distressing as they struggle to cope with stressful or traumatic events from years ago, but no matter how terrible something seems now there’s a chance it could become more bearable through writing down what happened!
In addition to helping us deal with feelings associated with negative emotions such as regret over past mistakes by allowing ourselves to take responsibility for those actions without feeling ashamed any longer – one way doing this might be encouraged if individuals keep journals where everyone can see exactly what has transpired.
Talking – It was a surprisingly simple solution, but one that will forever change the way you view yourself.
In order to deal with our shameful memories, we must talk about them And, even go into detail about what happened in those moments where nothing is left hidden or ashamed from others eyes; after all, no two people are alike so how can anyone know exactly what has been happening inside another person’s head? Talking helps us face these thoughts head-on until eventually, they become less terrifying than before when there were only vague hints at their horrors waiting just below conscious thought levels without ever being fully brought forward out into full sight again – thank goodness!
Drawing – The act of painting is a great way to deal with your memories. You can also draw or write down what’s going on in order for it not to be so intense. Above all, have time go fast when you engage creatively and work through something emotionally difficult.
You might even want help from someone else who has been there before, like an artist friend (or therapist)!
3. Focus on the present
Moreover, what’s ahead of you – don’t let yourself be consumed by worry over what happened in the past. It was a dark time for you but now it’s over and your focus should be on moving forward. You have survived this terrible experience.
4. Remember that it is not shameful to have had bad experiences- it makes you human
When we face difficult moments in life, it is important to remember that our past experiences should make us stronger. In addition to, more understanding of other people’s pain. We may not be able or willing to try them again because they caused so much damage but remembering how you felt when everything went wrong will help remind us why these things happen sometimes
A lot can change within one day- from being at rock bottom all your hopes seem lost until finally finding a ray through which light shines bright enough for us to show up every morning ready to fight another.
5. Talk to someone who will listen.
In addition, believe you without judgment if necessary – whether this means talking to a therapist, family member, friend, or anyone else who can help. We all have moments where we feel shame, but it is important that we speak up. Moreover, ask for help from those who will listen without judgment. Whether this means talking to a therapist or family member; if they believe in your ability then the weight off of your shoulders can make life better!
We’ve been taught our entire lives not only how wrong something felt like when embarrassed by an incident at school/work (or even worse), which leaves many feeling stuck inside)- But also ashamed over time.
6. Get some perspective on how much has changed since then and feel proud of all your progress so far!
If you’ve had a rough time since then and feel like your life is out of control, take some deep breaths. Inhale for four counts before exhaling lung fully with each number (1-2 seconds). This will help bring yourself back to earth! You can also remind yourself how far you have come in dealing with past shame by looking at what great changes are happening now that it seems everything may be turning around
If there was ever an appropriate moment to pat me on the back considering all my hard work so far…I think this would qualify as one
We hope these tips can help you out. However, if they don’t work for you or the shame is too much to handle on your own, please see a therapist or talk with someone close to you about it. There are many ways that people deal with feeling ashamed and all of them have their strengths and weaknesses. If one doesn’t feel right for you then do another until something clicks! You deserve to be happy!