How to mindfully listen to our kids and loved ones.
Recently I had an argument with my daughter.
I felt uncomfortable.
I didn’t think I accomplished anything because I got hooked.
I didn’t listen.
Self- reflection is important.
So we stop and learn from our reactions.
Today, I applied mindfulness.
Follow these tips
Be fully present.
No phone, no TV, no laptop.
Face the child or person.
Look at body language.
If you start judging and feel emotional, breathe.
Take 3-5 breaths.
No questions, less speaking.
Let them finish.
Listen and don’t say a word.
Find out if you can help without speaking at all.
You don’t need to solve everything.
“ Most people don’t listen with the intent to understand. Most people listen with the intent to reply.” Stephen Covey
How often do you find yourself reacting instead of truly listening to your children or a loved one?