Whether your drama royalty or just a drama magnet, we can all benefit from ditching the drama from our lives! Here’s NextGen’s 5 tips to help you ditch the drama in your life.
1. If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all.
Mama was definitely right on this one. Sometimes biting your tongue is the right thing to do. Have you noticed that drama seems to travel just like karma? The more drama you dish, the more drama you get.
If drama seems to find you every where you go, maybe it’s time to pull a Michael Jackson: take a look in the mirror and make a change. We might not be able to control other people’s dramatic ways, but we can definitely change our own ways.
2. Tell secrets like you’re lending someone money…don’t give them something you can’t afford to part with.
Secrets are like money. Just like you should never lend money to someone unless you can afford never seeing it again, secrets are kind of the same deal. Air on the side of caution and think long and hard about how you’ll feel if your secret were to get out.
3. Avoid dens of drama.
We all know where to go if we want to see some drama go down. It might be a social club or maybe its the break room at your workplace. Regardless of where it is, if you don’t want to be tempted to insert yourself in drama, stay clear of the drama dens!
4. It’s not what you say…it’s how you say it.
Have you ever heard the saying, “It’s not what you say, it’s how you say it”? That’s right on target. Sometimes we can unintentionally start some drama just because of our tone of voice or phrasing. And that’s just in person.
Online drama is even worse! Think about how many times you’ve received an email and felt the attitude oozing out of every word. Take extra care when communicating online via email and social networking sites…online drama might be even worse than in person drama!
5. Leave your spouse’s rank out of it. Yes, we said it.
Ooohh….we went there. Whatever you do, you are you, and your spouse is your spouse…including rank. The last time we checked, rank might have it’s privileges, but that privilege isn’t yours, nor does it provide you with the right or justification to be down right rude.
Do yourself a favor and just drop the rank. It never goes over well and it is sure to start some real drama for you.