What actually is a Drama Queen? Getting caught up in ‘seemingly harmless’ gossip is a good way to become deeply involved in drama and to even qualify as a Drama Queen – so are you one or in danger of becoming one?
Do you nurture stories by getting involved in so called harmless gossip (no such thing when you think about it)? Frankly, the energy any of us put into embellishing whatever it is, contributes heavily to making whatever it is, so much worse. That energy is also wasted!
There is definitely a better way for us all to spend our time – to live our lives!
Do you get heated and insist on arguing about whatever you feel is either “right” or is “wrong”? Does it really matter one way or the other? After all even if you feel 100% sure of your point of view – it is just that – your point of view, isn’t it?
It could be right or it could be wrong. Maybe you can say, “I can prove I am right and they are wrong” – that said, even if you are 100% correct, does it matter that much, is it so crucial that you be proved right? Because it just makes the other person (and it could be either a good friend or a work colleague) feel either embarrassed or bad about themselves (or both, or worse).
It is not often easy, but all of us need to stop criticising and judging others – spend the time, you would have invested in doing that, in creating your own exciting, creative and uplifting life.
I, at times, due to a number of stressful and challenging life situations, have taken my feelings out on others – well I used to anyway. NOW if I am beginning to feel that way I detach myself from their company by way of taking a walk, counting to 10 (or 20, 30 or 40 sometimes even more).
There is an extremely simple rule of thumb to use when you may sense you are on the verge of becoming a drama queen and treading on people’s feelings.
Before you say anything stop, and ask yourself two very simple questions;
- Is it necessary to say this to them – in other words will this assist them (as well as you maybe)?
- Is it kind to say this to them?
If the answer to both is YES – open your mouth and say it!
If the answer is a “No” do not say a word.
You will notice not only a difference in your life but in the lives and interactions of those around you – mark my works – try it!