Thursday, December 15, 2016

Challenge Myself: Day #138 Stay Away From Drama

Today is Day #138 of the Nar Anon Group Just For Today Challenge. I am also integrating the Live Happy into my Challenge. The Live Happy Challenge for today is to stay away from melodramatic rhetoric.

The book says,

You know a drama queen when you see one. Understandably, people in crisis react differently but drama queens are all about being the center of attention.

Calm, clear thinking is what is most needed in dealing with a crisis; melodramatic or emotionally inflammatory rhetoric is not helpful.

If Chicken Little runs to you and shrieks that the sky is falling and everyone is going to perish, he or she is either genuinely panicked or vying for attention.

One way to deal with her or him is to not react. Reassure her or him in a calm, quiet, unfazed tone: "I can see that you are upset. I assure you that the sky is not falling. You are overreacting."
Let your quiet demeanor and words stand in stark contrast to his or her prostrations. If he or she continues, leave the room and reclaim your own mental/emotional equilibrium.

Don't give away your power of have happiness.

Just For Today: Will make it a purpose to stay away from drama!

from the book: Live Happy

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