Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis hit the nail on the head when they penned the lyrics to ‘No More Drama.’ And Mary J. Blidge made us all feel her passion, making it the life anthem for so many.
While we may not be able to control the drama that happens in our lives, we can control how we respond to it. We can hit it with a simple… “Nope, not today!”
We can choose whether we want to engage in the drama, or turn the other cheek. I agree that some people and some situation make it an incredibly difficult choice—especially when you wake up in the morning—and you’re just not feeling it…you’ve had enough… and if someone all but looks at you wrong—the best thing they can do is run. I get it.
It is scientifically proven, that conflict significantly impacts your mood, your brain power and even your lifespan. So, how do we get past it—with grace? Sometimes, it’s easier said than done. And what works for your neighbor, may not work for you. But there are a few things that are almost a sure bet.
- Mind Your Business: Life can be stressful enough with our own circumstances… all the more reason not to stick your nose into other people’s affairs.
- Avoid Gossip: Don’t allow others to gossip to you and don’t gossip to others. Putting up a wall to gossip will likely ward off, “Guess what Julie said?”
- Stay Positive: The more positive we are, the more positivity we will exude. Those who are looking for a partner in their misery will just avoid you…knowing you can’t be swayed.
Your day is what you make of it—the tone… the mood… the energy. Wake up every morning understanding the amount of control you have. And when that first ounce of drama starts to interject itself—just say it, “Nope, not today!”