Gossip is idle talk or rumours, often about the personal lives of others. People who gossip are revealing someone’s private details and using them to hurt people and their reputations, to feel better about themselves and/or to feel like they have control over other people.When you gossip you are focusing your attention and energy on the life of someone else when you could be directing that energy towards your own life.Talking about people behind their backs is immature, mean, and a waste of your energy. Make a commitment to stop gossip in its tracks; don’t say anything about anyone that you would be ashamed to say to their face. Focus your energy on building yourself and others up rather than cutting them down. Change the subject and just focus on yourself and the people important to you.