With so much negative energy and stress circling around us, drama is the last thing we need to add to our lifestyles. And yet, it is there, lurking from a distance, waiting to sneak into your day-to-day life. But, what is it about drama that is so harmful to our health?
Drama, any kind of it, usually stems from keeping a negative attitude towards life. Therefore, many people attract drama by exposing themselves to harmful and unnecessary information.
Typically, this all leads to a negativity buildup which can then increase the levels of anxiety and stress in the body and mind.
So, how does one get rid of drama, and more importantly, why should you?
As much as we enjoy current happenings and gossip, these occurrences can become emotionally draining. Normally, people who enjoy whining, nagging and pushing others are packed in negative energy, and unafraid to share it, too.
This means that, whether you like it or not, when you allow certain people to come into your life, negativity will come along as well.
Behavioral patterns, on the other hand, suggest that individuals who are intrusive, manipulative, argumentative and problematic can have a drastic negative impact. Even more, if these people are close to you, you may have to start thinking about going cold-turkey on drama for good.
First, it’s your sanity. When you are emotionally unstable, you have to assess the people you surround yourself with.
This means that anyone who introduces negativity in your life should find no more place in it. Even if that is not an option you are considering, limiting the influence of negative people can change your life for the better.
How to Spot an Emotional Vampires?
Emotional vampires are the people you mostly hang out with, but who also bring in a sense of negativity to your life. Of course, if you are keen on these individuals, it will be that more difficult for you to notice the warning signs.
If you leave matters unhandled, you are risking suffering various side effects including:
- Energy loss
- Muscle tension
Initially, try to see if you can recognize any of these symptoms in yourself. If you do, perhaps it is time you learn how to divide those in your life into beneficial and harmful energies.
Here is how you can recognize an emotional vampire.
If you notice anyone trying to bring along drama in your life, it is best you confront them openly. Toxic people are around you without you realizing it. Therefore, you have to be aware of who you give your energy to.
Once you do, recognizing the harmful patterns directly can help you solve the issue to some extent. Of course, not all negative people will admit their blame, which is why it is good you have a few examples to share.
Also, be mindful in telling toxic people that you simply don’t want to get involved in their issues. If we are talking friends, an open conversation might just do the trick.
Should you need to stand your ground, feel free to do so. Let your voice be heard, and set boundaries of what you are willing to accept or steer clear of.
It is important to remember that, although negative people will try and affect you, you are in control of the situation. You are the one who decides on what goes and what doesn’t.
Therefore, don’t feel bad to say no, don’t feel sad to let a toxic person go…it’s all for your better self. If you are particularly close to some toxic people, instead of erasing them from your life, you can limit your contact with them. Yes, it’s simple as that!
Aside from limiting contact, you can also try other techniques to deal with stress-bearing individuals. Such include:
- Picking your fights battles wisely, instead of just seeing a problem in everything.
- Making a difference between constructive and destructive criticism.
- Controlling your emotions and dealing with the problem rationally.
- Taking time to deal with only those who matter to you the most.
- Focusing on all blessings and positive things happening in your life.
- Asking for support from those who introduce positivity in your life.
No one deserves to be fed toxic thoughts and feelings, and the sooner you get rid of all negativity from your life, the faster you’ll come back to your happy self.