We all have those cringe-inducing memories that still keep us up at night weeks, months, and even years later.
Maybe we said the wrong thing at the wrong time and hurt someone's feelings, or maybe we said exactly what we meant and it was embarrassing beyond measure, no matter the scenario, mulling over past interactions can be an endless pastime that leads into an emotional abyss full of regret.
All this is to say, if you neurotically turn over awkward moments from your past in order to beat yourself up, you're far from alone.
One Reddit thread blew up after the OP asked people to share the cringey memories they lie awake at night, replaying and regretting.
In late highschool I was doodling in class. A classmate noticed my drawing and said it looked nice. I replied "I'm able to put on paper exactly what image is in my mind" and he kind of smirked. I then objectively looked at my drawing and realized it's objectively sh*t. I actually can't draw very well at all. Not sure why I decided to blow my own trumpet but it's embarrassing considering how bad I draw.