Have you ever been captivated watching or listening to an interview? Perhaps you were caught up in a conversation with a friend recently that you are still thinking about? Recently I noticed myself pondering what makes someone easy and enjoyable to talk to, and I realized the simple answer is that they are a good listener.
These days, it is nearly impossible to complete a single task without distraction - we are addicted to distractions. The natural consequence of this addiction is that we don't connect as much as we used to in real life.
There is a way however, that we can make the most of our interactions when they do happen - we simply need to learn to listen. There is a multitude of benefits from practicing this simple act!
Here are four reasons why we should try to become better listeners.
Heidi Oran is the founder of The Conscious Perspective, a blog providing education and awareness about Personal Growth, Spirituality, and Humanitarian issues. You can visit The Conscious Perspective here, and connect with Heidi via Facebook, or Twitter.