But for real.
I do not know what is going on lately, but holy shit, y’all. What is it with all these negative people that keep popping up in life. Listen, I do my best to be one of those happy, upbeat people on the daily. And God knows that I have days where I struggle hard with putting on a smiley face & getting on with my day.
But on those days, instead of injecting my issues & sad/frustrating drama onto every.single.person I speak to, I just shut down for the day.
If you’re one of my texting/IRL friends, you know what I’m talking about.
Friend A: Hey! How are you doing? How’s the day?
Me: Hey! Thanks for checking in, but I’m having a crap day and there’s a lot going on, so I’ll be back later when I’m up for chatting. ❤️
Me: *puts phone on DND*
Whether it’s 5 hours later or 24 hours later, when my mood is better and I’m done handling my dramatic business, I come back to life; with a freakin’ smile on. My bad day does not need to be discussed every single time it happens. And it sure as hell does not need to be dumped on my friends constantly.
While my friends are there to give me love and be my support system, it is not their job to to be my burden-dumpster. I don’t know what they are feeling or going through day-to-day, so instead of being a negative force in their life, I would much rather bring them laughter & happiness!
If I’m feeling frustrated, I talk to my husband. When things feel like they are spinning out of control, I say some prayers. And sometimes, when I need to vent it all out to a girlfriend, I do.
Because, we all know the saying: everything in moderation. And that goes 100% for all the negativity that people are throwing around these days.
So the next time you feel these thoughts running through your mind (and you’ve already used up your quota of being a drama queen for the day/week/month/year), try this:
- I’m so tired. Go to bed early. Skip all the excuses about work not being finished, or the laundry not being folded, just.go.to.bed.
- There is so much to be done and I’m stressed out. Find a piece of paper and a pen. Or pull out your calendar. Write down your tasks for the hours they need to be done in. Do them. The end.
- No one understands how I feel. Yes, trust me, they do. They might not be dealing with exactly what you are, but that doesn’t mean they don’t have enough on their plate to deal with.
- I need a break. You’re an adult. Take one. Seriously, it’s that simple. Put your phone away. Step away from your desk. Make a cup of coffee. Just take the freakin’ break.
Can y’all tell that this topic absolutely fires me up?! Haha. But really, am I the only crazy person who feels this way or do y’all get where I’m coming from here? Please someone say I’m not alone 🤣