If you are looking for easy to use tips to avoid gossip then you are in the right place. I used to struggle with gossiping and didn’t have any idea how to avoid it.
But then I made a lot of progress in that area and I’m about to let you know how I did that so you can also make progress to avoid gossip.
Gossip is never good, and it’s always best to avoid it at all costs. Avoid gossip so you can keep your relationships intact because they are an important requirement to enjoying a simple healthy lifestyle.
Read my post on a simple healthy lifestyle requires healthy relationships.
Gossip turns loved ones against each other and leads to a broken world. It also hinders you from being the best you can be and sharing that with other people.
There’s so much we can do if we can learn to avoid gossip. Think of all the time and energy you’d save, and all the relationships you’d enjoy.
So here are 6 easy to use tips to avoid gossip.
- Tip #1: Stop gossiping
There’s no use in saying you want to avoid gossip if you are gossiping yourself. The first thing you need to do is stop gossiping so you can begin to dissociate yourself from it completely.
- Tip #2: Avoid people who make you gossip
You know who those people are because you’ve been gossiping with them. But remember that you should try to get your friends to also avoid gossip instead of cutting them off altogether.
Give them a chance to realize their mistake and repent. If they insist on gossiping and you know you tried with them, then it’s time to move away from them and form healthy relationships.
- Tip #3: Be productive with your time
This will definitely help you avoid gossip. Read my post on 8 simple but effective strategies to be productive.
Sometimes we gossip because we have nothing to do with our time. Our days are just so empty that we are looking for empty but harmful talk to fill them up.
Keep busy instead. Find something to do so you don’t have time to gossip. There are many things you can do. Try new things. Engage your talents. Read this post on 10 important steps to discover and develop your talent.
Don’t worry that you won’t find something to do. There really are plenty of things. You can do this.
- Tip #4: Get in the word of God
I know, this is my answer to everything. But it really works and this is perhaps your best tip. Get in the word of God. The word has a lot to say about gossip and it will teach you to move away from it.
Proverbs 20 v 19: Gossips can’t keep secrets, so never confide in blabbermouths (MSG).
Proverbs 16 v 28: Troublemakers start fights; gossip breaks up friendships (MSG).
We should be eager to follow the word of God because it’s the perfect manual for our lives.
- Tip#5: Watch less TV
TV is full of gossip. Celebrity gossip is the perfect foundation for a life of gossip. There’s always plenty to talk about when it comes to celebrities.
Read my post: Watch less TV with these easy tactics. Watching less TV will help you avoid gossip and help free up some time for you to be productive.
- Tip#6: Spend less time on social media
There’s a lot of gossip going around in social media. All that time spent on Facebook talking to friends you might have never even met is bound to get you talking about someone or something you shouldn’t be talking about.
Some people use social media as a means to cure boredom. Learn to nurture your relationships with others and learn to enjoy your own company. Read this post on 6 useful tips to know yourself better.
Also read this post on the real impact of social media in your life.
The final word
It can be hard to break a habit. So you’ll definitely face temptations while you are trying to avoid gossip. Keep strong and no matter how many times you fall, get back up and keep moving forward.
Thank you for reading this post. How do you avoid gossip? Please tell us your own tips by commenting.