How to Practice Mindful Listening

When was the last time you caught yourself in a conversation thinking more about how you’d respond than about what the other person was saying?

Humans have to make a conscious effort to listen with a view to understanding the other’s perspective — not just trying to win an argument or make a point. 

Not working out so well for either of you, though, right? 

If you’re looking for a better way to communicate, try any of the 5 mindful listening exercises in this post. 

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11 Fun Mindfulness Exercises For Groups

If you’re looking at the title and thinking, “What exactly is mindfulness anyway?” let’s nail that down before we dive into the fun stuff.

Briefly put, mindfulness is when you fully experiencing the present moment, while noticing (without judgment) your thoughts and feelings.

That’s the definition you’ll find in most dictionaries. But what can it do for you?

And how can you make it a bigger part of your life — and the lives of people you care about?

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