By Nabila Nali
By Nabila Nali
Morocco World News
Tangier, November 1, 2011
Yes, it’s time to drop our drama. This “invitation” shocks many people. Drama? Who, Me? I don’t have any drama in my life… Yes, we all have a certain amount of drama in our lives that we rely upon or stir up for a variety of reasons.
The mind is highly dramatic. You just need to switch on the daily news to see all the antics of the dramatic human mind, – domestic violence, political warfare, arguments, hate- opinions, violent protests, blame games etc. You will find plenty of examples of the dramatic nature of the mind in your office place, in your online communities, your friends, relationships and, of course, in your own mind
People like to keep drama at a minimum in their lives, but sometimes it’s not so easy. During stressful times or when dealing with certain people, you might find drama popping up more than you’d like.
Some people breeze through life, others seem to live from one crisis to another. Some people just seem to crave drama, create drama and look for drama.
To free yourself from drama, you need to be really honest and true to yourself. Simple sounding, ha! It’s often hard to do in a world where pleasing others, getting along, making nice, and being politically correct is the norm.
Believing in you first and others second is another key. We are trained to listen, obey, and do as we are told; however, that leads us down the path of self-doubt. How can we ever hear our inner voice, if it’s never been allowed to fully develop? Deciding how you want to live your life and being conscious about that decision is another important step.
First: You have to accept that you can’t fix everything! There are going to be situations in your life that you can do absolutely nothing about! So, you can do one of two things; you can cry over it and throw yourself into a headache inducing pity party, or you can stand strong and believe and hope for the best.
Second: Worry gets you nowhere! It doesn’t solve your issues nor does it get you any closer to a solution! So, drop the worry!
Third: Cut some ties! If there are people in your life that are constantly contributing to your drama, as hard as it may seem, cut them loose! They will be hurt and maybe even angry, but if they aren’t lifting you up, then they’re tearing you down! Give them one chance and one chance only and if they can’t be an encouragement to you then cut’em loose!
Fourth: learn not to give a hoot! Sounds funny, doesn’t it? Well, it’s true! If someone gets in your face and calls your mother a whore, then smile and say “thank you”. If someone jumps up in your business and calls you every name in the book, first ask yourself, “is what they’re saying true?”, then smile and say “thank you”. Don’t sweat the small stuff! If it’s not going to change your life or future in any way, then it’s not worth letting it get to you! Got it!
Lastly: Keep your chin up! Maintain a positive outlook and see the good side of things! Use your situation as a chance to grow stronger, smarter and wiser! Don’t allow people to contribute to your mood! YOU control your emotions! Not your ex, your parents, your friends, or family! ONLY YOU!