Why You Should Keep Your Distance From Drama And Negativity
They are all around us at home, school, work, and even social places – people who suck up your precious time and positive energy to fuel their unrelenting hunger for drama and negativity.
Whether you want to call them, drama queens (and kings), energy vampires or just unhappy people, they’ll leave you emotionally drained, stressed and very unhappy if you don’t have effective strategies to handle them. Often, these people are overly negative, critical, argumentative, intrusive, blames others for their problems, and unnecessarily blow petty issues out of proportion.
For your own sanity and overall well-being, stay as far away as possible from such people. You deserve to be around positive people who live you feeling energized and upbeat; people who recognize and appreciate the beauty within you and inspire you to reach your full potential; those who love unconditionally.
Not, people who constantly bring you down with their drama and negativity. Keep reading to learn how to live a life free from drama and negativity.
Know How To Identify Them
When you meet drama queens or negative people for the first time, you may be entertained by their displays of theatrics, intrigued by their quirkiness, or they may leave you wanting more of their stories and gossip. However, after a few encounters, you’ll realize that’s something isn’t right.
You may find yourself experiencing mental confusion, irritability, loss of energy, sadness, muscle tension or even headaches. Don’t ignore your instincts and physical reactions. They’re simply telling you that you have energy suckers in your life.
There are 2 more important things to consider…
Drama and negativity, are not just toxic to your health, but to relationships too. That’s why you shouldn’t tolerate such bad habits around you. Once you’ve identified the overly negative, dramatic and intrusive in your life, tell them politely and directly that you value them as family members and friends, but you’re finding it difficult to be around them.
Let them know that you will not tolerate such behaviors if it happens next time. Of course, you should expect to hear a million reasons justifying why they’re like that, but don’t allow yourself to believe their stories.
Cut-Off Or Limit Contact
Only you can control your life. You have the power to decide who stays in your life and who goes. Therefore, if you feel like you’ve been tolerating energy suckers for too long, it’s time to make that difficult decision – end your relationship with them. Of course, this won’t be easy especially if the person in question is a lifelong friend or family member.
The best way to go about it is to limit the amount of time you spend with him or her. For instance, when you’re around such a person, start off your conversation with something like this – I have only a few minutes with you before I have to … (fill in the blank please). Once that time is over, excuse yourself politely. This way, they won’t have enough time to start their unending theatrics or negative stories.
Overall, you’re in total control over your life. You get to decide what words to use to impact someone else’s life, what your thoughts are going to be and what actions you’re going to take. Why not make other people’s lives a little brighter and better? Always act out of love and as you do so, keep your distance from drama and negativity. It’s the only way to be happier, healthier and more peaceful in this life.
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