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Don’t Be A Drama Momma

You know them, maybe you even have a tendency to be one of them. That person who thrives on drama and goes out of their way to find all the “yucky-ness” about life. You can say it’s a beautiful day and whamo they are talking about the lady who had the nerve to walk out of her house with “that” on.You know what I’m talking about! That need to know what’s going on with the neighbor, the co-worker, the kids, you name it, during a typical day there is ALWAYS someone with drama going on in their lives!And all too often that tendency to get caught up in the drama of the moment catches hold and takes us down a path that is so toxic. Why?

Because it’s easier to find fault in others than be truthful with ourselves.

And truth be told, we all “go there” at one time or another, especially when we would rather not deal with the laundry, the kids, the job,or the fact that we want a distraction from what we “should” be doing…..let me say it again, it’s easier to find fault in others than be truthful with ourselves. But here is the interesting thing that happens…

When you choose to become a “Drama Momma”, the benefit of that conversation, that diversion, that fleeting moment when you get caught up in someone else’s “stuff”, eventually goes away. And what you are left with is the mess.

Over the long-term being a Drama Momma breaks you down and wears you out! It affects your reputation and often makes people second guess your character…and the only thing you did was to get caught up in the whirlwind of someone else’s “crap”.

As you dig in and move forward in your life, it is important to understand that being a drama momma really isn’t an option if you want to create happiness.  Bottom line, it will take you off course and away from everything you are working so hard to create.  So the next time you feel the “tug” to the dark side excuse yourself and run!

~Judy Davis, the Direction Diva is a motivational speaker, author and entrepreneur as well as a military life and teen suicide prevention expert. Co-founder of DASIUM, Judy’s books Right Side Up  and Warning Signs: Is Your Teen at Riskare go to resources for families and her websites are filled with tips, inspiration and resources for those looking for direction. Connect with Judy at


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