Connection Challenge Day 4

#connectionchallenge Day 4: Listen and Restate

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To connect deeply in your relationships you have to really listen. In order to listen well, use eye contact (see previous post). Don’t think about what you want to say in your response. Focus instead on the words the person is saying. See and feel their emotion. Once they are done speaking, pause, and restate what they said.

For example, you might say, “so, I heard you say this has been difficult for you.” Or, “Wow, it sounds like you are really excited about this new venture you’re talking about.” Try slightly reframing what the person said. This makes sure you understood what they said and they feel heard.

I challenge you to make someone feel special today. Really listen to them by restating what you heard.

#livewell #connect #connection #relationships #kindness #listenwell #mindfulness #tryittoday #connecttoday

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