Do you remember my blog post about the 5 questions to ask yourself before you say something? It was 7 days ago and I promised to report how I managed it. Did some of you tried it too?
To sum up, I had difficulties with it and will be very open and honest about them here.
Here are the 5 questions:
1. Is it important and needed?
I caught myself saying unneeded or unimportant things.
2. Is it true?
is something I regarded easy, as I know myself as an honest person.
However, after consciously observing myself for a week, I noticed that
if I felt judged or under pressure, I would try to conceal the truth.
And here is the funny example: 1st of June is celebrated as the
International Children’s Day in my home country. My daughter really
liked a particular cuddly toy, so I went to the shop in secret and
bought it for her. My husband questioned me about it, and - sensing that
he disapproved, I said it was one Euro cheaper than it was! How silly is that?
3. Would it hurt someone?
I typically avoid saying hurtful things to people, I noticed subtly
venting out my hurt or resentment at times. It did not make me proud of
4. Does it bring blessings?
things I say to people bring blessings - unless I hold resentment to
them or someone else. It was humiliating to realize it, but hey - acknowledging your faults helps you improve!
5. Is it better than silence?
Well... not always. But I intend to continue trying.
How did it go for you?