Saturday, January 7, 2012

Eliminating the P Word

There are two extremes out there: those that create a lot of conflict and those that avoid it at all costs.  A great many souls are able to find themselves within the middle of these categories and that’s a good trait. 

For those that consider themselves conflict prone – I’m wondering do you create problems and drama when there was almost none to begin with?   

I tend to create drama in my head; thinking through problems, scenarios and situations ad nauseam. 

Lately I’ve been telling myself to just forget whatever is bothering me – and that the only problems that are created are the ones we create (excluding natural disasters of course). 

Perhaps I should remove problem from my vocab and then the P word and all its consequences won’t be able to enter my head? 

Sounds like a good solution, right? 

12 comments:

  1. I agree. I can focus on something until it gives me major anxiety :( Sad but true. Something that I can totally work on as well!

    Have a great day!

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  2. I think so many of over think things. I know I do and I find myself setting myself up for problems because of it. If you go into a situation or conversation with a preconceived notion that there will be a problem then usually there will be. It's hard but I try to live in the moment and not think too far ahead with most things.

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  3. I like that - remove "problem" from the vocabulary. I had the most "drama-free" holiday season I've had in years. I had gotten so used to the drama that seemed to erupt each Christmas season, I had begun to think that it was an essential part of the holiday. Not so. Although it meant avoiding those who create drama, which was difficult, I believe I've saved myself and my family much grief, both now and in the future.

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  4. You already know I can relate so well to this right?...heheheh....creating dramas in my head??...all too familiar! Is there a pill for this? But then again, without this head drama, what would be left for me to write about? bwahahahhaa..... ;-))

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  5. I definitely know some people that are "high drama," and yes, they seem to attract drama in their lives consistently. (Maybe it has something to do with the laws of attraction--if you will it, it will come.) I sometimes create drama for myself, but as of late, the drama has come from others or things that are not within my control. I try to avoid it if it's at work, but it's more difficult to avoid it when it involves family...

    On a side note, here's wishing you a Happy 2012 TV! May this year bring many exciting changes your way...and many happy memories in your new home!

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  6. I couldn't agree more. It has taken me a long time to actually see that I do this and it's completely unnecessary. It's probably taken years off of my life. The "P" word causes the "S" (stress) word. We could all do with less than that. Thanks for stopping by LYLAS the other day. I've missed your thought provoking posts, KLV's sweet pictures and your playlist! Have a great Sunday! : )

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  7. I can get nauseated myself when I start to think about problems in my head. It can be very stressful! So i am learning to not get all worked up until I really have to. I hope you have a great week my friend!

    Mama Hen

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  8. I do not dig the drama in my life at all. I don't mind hearing about it in others on a rare occasion as it is usually pretty entertaining but, I don't like it to involve me. I have found that keeping gossip to a minimum tends to prevent me from getting sucked into others drama. As for my mind....well, it does it's thing and often races so I have to tell it to take it easy and not get carried away. Our dang minds seem to do what they want sometimes though it's so weird isn't it! If I could flip a switch and turn it off I totally would! hahaha

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  9. That is smart idea! What a creative solution. Ha!

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  10. I ask myself how much this will matter tomorrow. Often it won't matter, so I dismiss it. If it truly is something that will affect me, then I make a decision, let it go and know that I can make a new choice/decision tomorrow :)

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  11. I like the idea of eliminating the word problem. I actually have been saying to myself in my head lately "STOP!" when I start to have any negative or frustrated or worry feelings. I'm going to try to eliminate the p word too! Best of luck to you :)

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