Dripping In DRAMA: Drama seeker and lovers, are you one?
Let’s be honest, at certain points in our lives drama consumes us. Sometimes intentional, other times unintentional. If we dig a little deeper, we sometimes encourage, or maintain the need for drama.
As years pass me by, I begin to see my tolerance for drama get lower and lower. Now I'm not just saying that to see it written, I really mean it. Drama literally makes my skin crawl these days. Peace is so sacred to me, so having it altered or diminished is a huge disappointment now.
I’m naturally a problem solver. You give me a problem and I literally enjoy coming up with a positive solution for all parties involved. Sometimes this can be a gift other times a curse.
Drama comes in all shapes and sizes and some of us chose to help it grow and mature. Why is that?
Why We Like Drama
Drama is a distraction. It detours you from your own self-conscious. A debate over your opinion regarding someone's situation is easy to have. An internal debate with yourself on your own situation can prove to be very difficult. Drama can be teachable moments for some and salt on the wound to others. We enjoy the entertaining aspect of drama. So many fight videos are recordedand placed on the internet for entertainment. Private matters being discussed with the wrong people for entertainment. It gives these people a sense of worth or relevance.
Why Drama Is Unhealthy
For obvious reasons, drama is meant to keep you isolated and boxed in. The anger we face alone is hazardous and can cause extreme health issues. A battle amongst girlfriends will cause a slight migraine, which can result to a brain aneurism. We don’t think about that during the he said she said do we? Your health should always be a top priority. You should always take into account how a screaming match, or nasty exchange of words could potentially land you the hospital.
Identifying A Drama Lover
Do you have someone in your life who is immersed in negativity? There is always something disappointing or devastating going on around them? Without judging, ask yourself, who are they? If this person is working hard at changing the untimely and unfortunate events of their life? Can you see progression? If not, chances are the black cloud they have surrounding them is their safe haven. Sometimes comfort brings along insanity. Stay away and pray from a miserable comfortable person. These people will seek drama and attempt to manifest it. This is done because they need to feel comfortable.
How To Minimize Or Prevent Drama
Drama is going to exist whether you are involved in it or not. Misery comes from lack of comfort, which translate into anger, which boils into drama. Don’t add to the recipe. Cut it off in its path. Be a sounding board for peace and understanding. Sometimes the best things we can do is listen, and offer great spiritual energy.
While we all say we don’t like drama, we truly have to ask ourselves if that is an honest statement. If subconsciously, we mentally seek pain, we will attract it. Recently, I discovered I work well under stress and pressure. When there are deadlines, or tons of things to do I gravitate towards it. The overwhelmed feeling turns into fuel for me. However, I don’t let it destroy me and learned to take moments to breathe and regroup.
Place yourself in positions that create peace for you. Figure out how you need to respond when drama is presented to you or around you.