How To (Finally) Stop The Drama

Have you ever wondered how to stop the drama that seems to be running your life?

Stop The Drama

If you´re like me, you probably wish you could keep the drama in life to a minimum – but sometimes, that just isn´t easy. Drama keeps popping up no matter which way you turn – during stressful times. Dealing with certain people. When you´re struggling with an out-of-control situation…

And now you´re at the breaking point! You´re ready to stop the drama, once and for all!

While it´s nearly impossible to eliminate it all together, there ARE certain strategies you can follow to keep it to a minimum. And that´s what I want to share with you today…

Stop The Drama Solutions

Life is so much more enjoyable when we can keep ourselves from getting caught up in everyone else´s madness, don´t you think?

So, let´s take a look at how you can do just that.

First off,

Ditch The Gossip

We humans are social creatures and we tend to talk about each other...a lot.

And sometimes it´s easy to think because our gossip is good news, it´s okay. But because you never know the spin someone else may put on what you're saying, it's best to avoid gossip altogether.

If you have an issue with someone, speak to them directly. That way they'll know how you feel without hearing a version of the story from someone else.

Of course, there may be time when you´re participating in the gossip but you get caught hearing it from someone else. I know how difficult it can be to go against the crowd and take a stand to stop it.

But if you´re serious about eliminating drama from your life, there are two options open to you here:

  • You can choose simply NOT to participate and hopefully send a signal to the others through your silence, or…
  • You can politely say that it´s time to change the subject at hand to something else.

Secondly,

A Mind Your Own Business Atttiude

It's almost always best to adopt a "mind your own business" attitude when you're dealing with other people. When you stick your nose into someone's business, you really never know what kind of “pandora´s box” you might be opening. If someone asks or invites you into their life, that's one thing, prying is entirely another.

Thirdly,

Practice Caution When Meeting New People

Of course I´m not saying you can´t be friendly and inviting when you meet someone new or make a new friend. What I am saying is keep your guard up to some extent because you really never know when something you say might be seen as hurtful or offensive, even when you didn't mean it to be.

  • Before sharing personal opinions, ensure you know someone well enough to prevent misunderstandings.

Lastly,

Take Control of Your Own Drama

Think about situations and scenarios that have led to drama for you in the past.

Was it a simple misunderstanding? Is there a topic that always seems to lead to drama and arguments?

We can all learn from past situations that wound up ending negatively. Reflection is a great way of helping us avoid those kinds of situations in the future.

And since drama can lead to us feeling some pretty strong emotions, learning how to release your emotions in a healthy way is important, too.

Let´s face it, trying to stop the drama in your life doesn´t mean you can just avoid everything you´re feeling! Bottling up your emotions can lead to some pretty upsetting outbursts out of nowhere.

Instead, learn positive ways to release your emotions.

  • If you're feeling upset because things are getting heated, step away from the situation. Grab some fresh air and return to it once you've calmed down a bit.

  • Exercising is a great way to release emotions and pent-up stress.

  • Daily relaxation is also important. Do something that you enjoy each day – something just for you!

Remember there will always be people who just love drama, and LOVE stirring it up for others as well. Refuse to play that game. After all, it´s up to you what you allow into your life and what you don´t.

Forget the drama and join me in embracing a life of BRILLIANCE instead!

And the perfect place to start is by joining the Brilliance Community, a FREE private FB group of amazing women just like YOU who are focused on following their dreams and creating the confidence, happiness and all-around BRILLIANCE they deserve in their lives. Click the button below and request access today. I´ll see you there! 

About the Author Jan Marie Mueller

Jan Marie Mueller is founder of the inspirational blog ThinkBrilliantly and The Brilliance Community, a free Facebook group dedicated to empowering women to let their inner brilliance shine! Her mission is to help women everywhere shift the way they think about themselves, their world and those around them so they have the confidence to do, be and have what they want most in life!

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