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With a saying such as keep it to myself you can say the past tense as kept it to myself.

How about mind my own business? Should it be minded my own business, mound my own business or something else?

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Often you hear 'mind my own business' in the past continuous:

I was minding my own business when ...

'Minded my own business' is seldom used, but you could say something like:

From that point on, I minded my own business.

'Mound' is not used ... unless you are talking about the noun for a small hill or pile ;)

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