School is back in session, workers are back from vacation, and families are getting back into their usual routines. Everything is in place including all the drama that goes along with students and adults.
Is it one of those days where all you hear is someone else’s whine, “Did you hear about what she did?” “Do you know how he made me feel when he said that?” “I can’t believe that they wore that with that outfit!” "She/he stole my boyfriend/girlfriend!" “I got back at them for spreading that rumor about me!”
Drama, drama, drama! Some can’t get enough, some have had enough.
If you have had it with drama in your life or having people around that need to create drama, here is a great method to get rid of it all.
Whenever you are around a person who wants to create drama, write down one thing every day that you appreciate about that person and tell them what you appreciate about them.
Answer these three questions –
- What do I value about the person causing the drama?
- What are their interests, needs, and desires?
- How can I be more generous toward them?
Regardless of whether or not they deserve it, and regardless of what you might get out of it yourself, write down your answers to the questions and then tell them.
You will be surprised how fast the drama disappears. It will be gone.
You see, people that you appreciate will respond in a positive manner and appreciate you.
When you help others to discover their purpose and passion, they will respond in a very different way toward you. There are two great days in a person’s life:
- The day a person is born and
- the day they discover why.
When you help a person do that, you will change their life and they will not want to be in the middle of drama either. Help them go on a bad habit diet and get rid of the “Whine” flu.
When you change the way you look at people, the people that you look at change!
When you are:
- Welcoming – smile! A smile will open the door to great relationships.
- Understanding – listen! When you listen to someone it shows you care.
- Comfortable - be friendly! You will meet their needs.
- Appreciative – show gratitude! Be grateful for who they are and your relationship with them.
In other words, to get rid of the drama in your life: