Let's face it, we've all done things when we were younger that with hindsight we would have done differently or not at all.
We all do the best we can with the knowledge and understanding we have at any given time in our lives. When we know more, we can do better. That is life.
Knowing this, we can forgive ourselves for anything we now feel we'd rather not have done. When you look back or have an embarrassing memory, be kind and compassionate to your younger self, rather than berating her. Rather than beating yourself up, feel ashamed or embarrassed about what you may or may not have done, forgive yourself. And, forgive others too because they are learning also.
We need to be kind to ourselves because nobody is perfect and we are all learning each and every day. It is only kindness that will bring us to a place of loving acceptance of ourselves, and those around us; being judgmental is not constructive nor useful.
So, next time you have a memory that might be a little embarrassing or you feel ashamed of, tell yourself this..."I was doing the best I could at the time. It's okay. I forgive myself."
When you start to show yourself loving kindness notice what happens.