First an update on last week! I actually couldn’t believe how well I did with this for a mantra that wasn’t actually doing anything. I caught myself more then I care to admit on the verge of making a comment that would be considered gossip and thought to myself “I promised myself this week I wouldn’t”. And you know what? I felt like a better person for it. Gossip is okay in small doses, but I know myself I indulge far too much. This mantra allowed me to really step back and think before I spoke. Hopefully, I formed a habit from this goal and gossip less and think before I speak more.
Monday Mantra Nine: Finish a Book…or 4
One of my 25 for 25 is to read 100 books of all different kinds. Well, I currently have 4 books that I am reading. One fun novel and 3 work books from our office book club and past office book clubs. The all over the place with my reading is driving me crazy and I need to just sit down and get through these books. I really enjoy each of them … for very different reasons but I just need to get caught up because unfinished things drive me crazy! The fun novel I am reading is The Raw Shark Texts by Steven Hall. I am almost finished it and I love it.
What are you reading right now?
So first an update on last week, it went not so well. Mostly because of commitments that came up throughout the week. Sometimes that’s how my weeks go! So I am going to try it again this week and really give it the attention it deserves. Clutter and untidiness drives me crazy so I know that but putting the time in to stay committed to keeping the house clean it will help a lot with my level of mental anguish around the whole thing. So that’s Monday Mantra number one this week!
Monday Mantra Eight: Don’t Gossip
This is the first time I have really taken on a mantra that wasn’t actually physically doing something. But this one is important to me. I sometimes wonder about the effect gossip has on my life and those around me. While I would never consider myself a total news bag (a newfoundland term) I know I am far from perfect and can gossip with the best of them! It’s something that adds no value to my life or to those around me and I feel like eliminating it as much as possible would be better for me as a person! I know it’s impossible to take all the gossip out of my life but I am going to try my best to step away from gossiping when I can and be more mindful of the things I talk about.
What do you think of the effect of gossip on your mental well-being?