Mention the word “drama” and most people immediately relate. We all have beings, plazas and things in our personal and professional animations which duct our times, fund and energy.
We spent time recently with Eric Stephenson, our Chief Wellness Officer at Aspect Massage, and asked about for his top three gratuities on how to live a theatre free life-time. With over 20 -years of experience in massage, Eric is an expert in relaxation and is focused on creating balance in all aspects of life.
Eric pointed out that creating a drama free life begins with the realization that all of the drama in their own lives begins and ends with you. A difficult world for many of us to accept! But until that statement becomes an absolute truth, theatre will continue to follow you, seducing you to blame it on external people, events and circumstances.
Here are Eric’s three tips for people living a theatre free life 😛 TAGEND
1. Practice “Unconditional Positive Regard for yourself and others”
Psychologist Carl Rogers coined this word as a room of relating to the self and others. All too often, our judgements and stereotypes restriction our ability to accept other human beings and treat them with respect. Unconditional Positive Regard is an overall acceptance of another human being, regardless of their political attitudes, sexual direction, religious affiliation, or any other factor that may lead us to prejudice. This general outlook of following is communicated through our thoughts, feelings, words and most importantly, our non-verbal communication.
2. Learn to recognize what robs you into drama
Each of us has particular buttons that get pushed by family members, coworkers, even ended strangers. Once these are pulped, it often casts us into a reactive state that experiences us recruiting the “fight or flight” part of the nervous system. If we are constantly in a reactive district to the events around us that crusade theatre, our body’s response and our thoughts, words and actions can quickly trigger the fight or flight response. We become on the one hand- aggressive, antagonistic or on the other hand- equivocal or unable to effectively address conflict.
There’s good word though, we can learn to watch our reaction and opt how we will respond to our initiations. Simply by taking a few deep breaths, you send a different signal to your nervous system, hopefully allowing you to choose the best available response.
3. Practice non reactivity
There are countless opportunities to react to events, sentiments, and activities that those around you engage in. Simply scroll down on any on-line discussion forum or controversial Facebook feed to see how quickly humans can disagree with each other and the short interval to truly pernicious expression pointed towards those that disagree with our views. However, perhaps the Facebook status that disagrees with my view on migration policy doesn’t need my input- specially where reference is involves family or friends. Learn to sit a few out and avoid the drama.
So, we challenge you to write these three tips on a sticky-note, threw them somewhere you can see them and then kept them into action! Here’s to drama-free living!
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