So how do you go about being more mindful?
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Good listeners make the engagement about the other person, not themselves. It means you are open to everyone and everything that comes your way, allowing yourself to embrace different possibilities, opportunities, people, views, suggestions and interests. Start today and practice the examples above in the following situations: — Standing in line of the supermarket — In traffic.
Avoid anticipating negative outcomes. Be blank, open, unprejudiced to everything you read.
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Open-mindedness is equated with positivity and growth. Thinking that life can easily fit into neat --e. If you want to expand your observations, you first need to start paying attention. Ask open-ended questions about what the other person cares about. Learn to see things from his or her point of view. Listen to people. When you notice yourself getting frustrated, whether from an employee missing a deadline or your daughter spilling grape juice on the Persian rug, try to place the incident into perspective.
Being more aware and in tune to the outside world can make you more productive, creative, charismatic and alert to new and interesting opportunities. Our brains are constantly instituting shortcuts that cause us to close our minds. Psychologists call humans cognitive misers and have identified various ways that we shut out information in order to process more efficiently.
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Better yet it is fun to practice. Be a better listener. Just be interested, observe different angles, learn from it and leave it open for discussion. Keep in mind the history, education, childhood, upbringing and life circumstances of the other person. Successful listening starts with sincere curiosity about another person or situation.
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I try to practice this in every situation and it makes life a hell of a lot easier and less complicated. Instead, Langer advises, take time to consider all possible outcomes of a situation, the good, bad and in-between.
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You might have overlooked something, you might not know all the details and life is not always black or white. Further, the more success that we have, the harder it is to be open to new ideas. Minx to love to learn new things. Put your frustrations into perspective. Sn helps us to take risks, find opportunities, understand others, and manage uncertainty. Slut for free Oyen be a better listener, first, put down your phone, computer and other distractions and truly focus on the speaker.
Avoid multitasking. For example, a team member who comes in late every day is disrespectful or lazy, when they may be dealing with a health issue.
How to keep an open mind
You need to be unprejudiced, without stubbornness and flexible at all times. It has given me, saved me and helped me many times. To maintain an open mind, we have to strategically work at it. Keeping an open mind is one of the best tools I use in simplifying my life.
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Beautiful adult looking love Dallas Texas Be interested in new, old, odd, unobvious insights. Keep an open mind that you might be wrong after all even if you think you are not. All of these perceptual shortcuts we create to save mental energy can lead us to make hasty and incomplete judgments about the people and world around us. Try it yourself. There are numerous more, causing us to stereotype, cling to first impressions, or make snap decisions. The moment you think you know something for sure you jind limiting yourself.
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Though our brains may be wired against us, we can change the way we think over time. We also see open-minded people as more generous and kind. Read different books, magazines and blogs.