We all have at least one person in our life that we would consider “high drama.” Regardless of the circumstances, there always seems to be a high degree of misfortune and/or tension that follows this person…like a dark shadow on a sunny day.
What causes all of the drama in this person’s life and how does one go about avoiding such drama?
The following list may not be a comprehensive one, but it lists several ways in which an individual can avoid (or at least minimize) drama in his or her life.
Stay away from toxic people.
Toxic individuals tend to display such behaviors as excessive jealousy or envy, cruelty towards others, general rudeness, inability to manage emotions, manipulating others, “playing the victim,” selfishness, constant blaming of others, and such. These people will suck the life right out of you and leave you drained!
Avoid living a high-risk life.
A high-risk life is full of dangerous and/or reckless behaviors such as using and/or abusing drugs or alcohol, hitchhiking, working a lot, being promiscuous, breaking the law, hanging with a “bad crowd,” driving recklessly, and such.
Live within your means.
Nothing adds more drama to life than constantly having no money or means to pay for life’s necessities.
Be prepared for emergencies.
Have a plan to deal with potential crises such as being on a date with someone that makes you uncomfortable, residential fire, car breaking down in the middle of nowhere, being followed, etc.
Remain calm when things get rough/Avoid over-reacting to minor incidents.
Over-reacting to a situation will rarely (if ever) help. Remain calm and deal with the situation in a calm and collected manner.
Pay attention to “red flags.”
If something or someone makes you uncomfortable then always err on the side of caution. Go with your gut!
Don’t “stir the pot.”
Someone that “stirs the pot” is someone that is essentially trying to cause drama. An individual that does this is simply trying to cause unrest, dissent, and…well, trouble!
So there you have it, a short list of ways to avoid drama in your life!