The late, great Hollywood director, Garry Marshall, once said ‘It’s always helpful to learn from your mistakes because then your mistakes seem worth while.’
Instead of ruminating on the embarrassment of what went wrong, seize the opportunity to consider how you might do things differently in future. One of the best ways to fight feelings of embarrassment is by taking back control of the situation and committing yourself to positive action. Tomorrow, you will be a different person to the one who knocked Grandma into the champagne tower.
Which is why, as a rule, I now carry a spare pair of pants in my car at all times!