- Do you want to reduce drama in your life?
- Are there people whose high drama wastes your time?
- Does this affect your stress level at work or home?
Most of us have drama queens or kings who zap our energy. Yet, we forget that we can set boundaries and actually change this reality.
Yearly I do a serious job of spring and fall cleaning. And, my list consists of clothes, clutter in my home or office, and relationships that are toxic. All of these things reduce drama in my life – Big Time!
You heard me right. We all have those who constantly complain yet never change anything in their life. Or, their life is full of such hype it’s exhausting to listen. Life is too short to be around draining people who rain on our parade.
Here’s how I reduce drama and handle my spring and fall cleaning with these people:
- Make a list of those who drain you.
- Add people to your list who you want and need to spend more time with.
- Who makes you laugh, smile, think, learn, etc?
- Compliment those people in your life who you enjoy.
Remember this the next time you speak to a friend who complains about everything. In fact, I’m not saying to end the relationship. Set boundaries to protect yourself from this drama king or king. Make sure that you limit visits with this person.
Yes, I do this too. There are certain people who need to be in my life. And they are HUGE triggers for me. When I’m on the phone with these triggers, I make sure and say that I only have 10 minutes to talk before the next zoom meeting. This really helps.
Life is too short not to be with those who support you and bring joy to your life.
Please let me know how this photo of drama kings and queens speaks to you in the comment section.
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- What stories or expressions help you?
- What boundaries do you use?
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Until next time,
Joyce Weiss, M.A., CSP, CVP
Queen of Conflict Resolution
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