When Drama Drags You Down

When Drama Drags You Down

Drama got you down?  Have you ever had one of those weeks–or months–that seems like there’s a situation occurring wherever you turn?  Drama in the family, crisis situation at work–it affects your sleep, your thoughts, your life!

When you feel overwhelmed by negativity or stress, one thing that is helpful is to recenter yourself through nature.  Take a hike, go to the beach, garden–anything that helps reconnect you to the earth.  Even looking up at the stars at night and realizing there are more stars than grains of sand.  We are tiny and our problems are tiny compared to the vastness of the universe.

Most people want relief from the stress of drama, crisis, and suffering.  One way to do that is to make a conscious decision to be peaceful–to go forth in your day with a peaceful heart.  When you’re in the midst of drama, you probably think that stress is a natural way of feeling–I mean, how else should you feel during these times?  Well, glad you asked!  You have the choice to feel anything–including feeling at peace.  Every thought you have about things, you choose.  You get to choose your thoughts and your reactions.

You can choose to disengage from disempowering thoughts and focus on peace–in any given moment.

Most people would say they would do anything to feel peaceful, but their thoughts and actions belie their underlying truth–if they really wanted peace, they would be living it, wouldn’t they?  Peace is a choice.  Stress is a choice.  Drama is a choice.  At any moment in time, you can choose to be peaceful.  It is our thoughts that create disharmony in our lives–and the opposite of this is true as well–our thoughts can create harmony.

The next time you encounter a drama, remind yourself you don’t have to buy into it.  You can choose to be happy, to be at peace, to be an observer to the world around you.  You and your thoughts and emotions don’t have to get caught up in the world around you.  Your thoughts are just thoughts–they are meanings you’ve attributed to different things in your life.  Just because they feel factual, doesn’t mean they are.

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How to Make a Difference

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Moving Past the Pain of Being Rejected by Your Family

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Liebster Award Nomination

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Be Amazing

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5 Ways to Kill Your Relationship

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Inspirational Quote of the Week–Martha Beck

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6 Ways to Get Yourself Out of a Bad Mood–Fast!

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