The world is loud enough already. everybody’s talking, nobody’s listening. What does that mean? It means that there are a lot of people in the world who are trying to get their message across, but they’re not being heard. They’re saying something important but nobody is listening. This can be frustrating when you know someone or want to say something important and no one will listen.
Are you frustrated because people are ignoring what you have to say? Maybe it’s time for you to do some listening too! People are too busy arguing with one another to actually listen to the other side. They’re too caught up in their own problems to hear about yours. I know it sounds like I am complaining; but I’m not. It’s just that it feels like things are coming apart at the seams and no one wants to take responsibility for it.
Have you ever noticed how it feels like nobody cares about what you have to say? This is a common experience for people with social anxiety. People with social anxiety often fear that they will be judged or rejected in social interactions. They might fear sounding stupid, looking awkward, and worrying that others won’t like them. All of these thoughts and feelings can make it hard to participate in conversations and enjoy time with friends and family.
Need a listening habit
We need to built a listening habit. We can start that habit from school. You’re not alone. It turns out that most of us have a hard time focusing on two things at once. A new study published in the Journal of Consumer Research reveals that people are terrible at multitasking. The problem is that the more you try to focus on one thing, the harder it becomes to do anything else. We can only pay attention to one thing at a time, and it seems everything is competing for our attention.
It’s not easy to build a listening habit. There’s that one thing that always gets in the way of your listening time: lack of time. You have a million other things to do and you can’t find the time to keep up with your favorite podcast or tune into a live event. If this sounds like you, don’t worry! Manage your time.
It’s hard to hear people when you’re speaking. The fact is, though, that listening is an essential skill for both our personal and professional lives. If we want to be good friends to someone, listen to their story. When we’re trying to get a new job, listen carefully for the cues in the interview. It’s also necessary if we want to stand out at work or school, or if we want to make a good impression on someone new. Fortunately, there are some easy ways to build listening into your everyday routine that don’t require leaving your phone in another room or turning off notifications. All it takes is a little practice.
The benefits of listening are more than just good conversation and a boost in IQ. Research has shown that those who listen actively reap many rewards. They show an increase in empathy, leadership, and communication skills. You can start to be a listener.