Increasing Your Listening Skills Through Mindfulness

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The Intentional Simplicity Space: How do we become more mindful listeners?!

Mindful listening is all about taking time to experience what you are hearing or listening to at any given moment!

Without judgment, distraction, or self-gain.

Becoming a mindful listener takes time and effort!

✨First, you must set an intention to stay present and be a more mindful listener!

Check out these three pointers:
1) Stay Present! ✨

✨When listening to others speak try keeping your focus on what the other person is saying – if you feel yourself getting distracted, take a second to take a deep breath and return your focus to the person speaking.

✨Build a distraction-free zone, when listening removes electronics that may alert you, keep a clean space, and engage your mind to set time aside to be present for the person speaking.

2) Check your perspective!

✨We often see the world through our perspectives.

✨Our reality of a situation can be different from someone else’s.

✨To make sure you don’t miss anything we must be aware of our intentions and bias!

✨Try pausing to gather your thoughts and make sense of what you just heard before responding!

3) Practice! Meditate so you can concentrate!✨

✨As we discussed earlier, listening is a learned skill!

✨Just a few minutes each day of meditation can make all the difference in keeping you focused in a moment.

✨The more you practice, the more aware you are of your reactions to listening to others will be!

✨The next time you feel yourself drift off because of boredom or distraction, take a deep breath and re-engage your perspective!
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Alright, guys now go ahead and give it a try!

I’ll be listening! 🌈
Sarafina