The Artful Craft of Avoiding Drama

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The Artful Craft of Avoiding Drama
The Artful Craft of Avoiding Drama

Life happens and occasionally there is drama. Sadly, some people seem to thrive when they are surrounded by negativity and can quickly move to create drama in the lives of others. You may not be able to completely avoid your own drama from time to time, but you can certainly steer clear of the insanity others are trying to share.

Never give unsolicited advice

Don’t make someone else’s problems into your problems, don’t offer advice unless asked, and don’t insert yourself into someone else’s situation. You won’t be lashed for sticking your nose where it doesn’t belong and you won’t be blamed if your advice doesn’t work.

Always be honest

While it may feel dramatic to tell the truth, doing so in a polite manner will cause far less drama than telling a lie that is later uncovered.

Say no

Is someone involved in the gossip mill asking questions you don’t want to answer? Tell them you don’t know what’s going on. Don’t want to get involved in a situation you anticipate will be messy? Simply say you can’t go to that luncheon or party. Ignore texts or emails that are drama-carriers. Eventually, people will actually stop trying to involve you.

Don’t create drama

Self-reflection is important. In what areas of your life are you the constant driving factor when it comes to drama? It happens to all of us from time to time. Just make sure it isn’t happening to you all the time.

Move away from toxic relationships

We all have at least one at some point in our lives. Which people in your life make you feel stressed and unhappy? Either eliminate the relationship altogether or at least significantly reduce your interactions.

Drama breeds negativity and you simply don’t need that in your life. Be conscious of where the drama in your life is coming from, how it starts, and how you can end it. You’ll feel lighter and will be better able to focus on the areas of your life you really enjoy.