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Day 09 - Ask someone about their day, and really listen to their answer


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#1 EB-Marion

Posted 05 September 2013 - 09:45 AM


Today, choose one person - your partner or a friend - and take the time to ask them about their day. Then instead of half listening to their response - really listen.


Ask a follow up question, get them to talk more about their situation, and really listen.


Tell us about your experience with the challenge today. How did it go?

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#2 Terracotta

Posted 05 September 2013 - 10:33 AM

Ha - when I read today's challenge I thought DUH - I do that all the time!

Then I thought about it and realised I hardly ever stop and look at my husband when I've asked him questions about his day (usually I'm cooking or chasing the kids) so I'm going to give him a few seconds of my full attention today!!!  I'll let you know how I get on!

#3 parentwellbeing

Posted 05 September 2013 - 12:27 PM

Terracotta - I'm going to do the same. I'm going to ask a question and really give my hubby my full attention. It doesn't happen often enough!

#4 {Amy} PWB

Posted 05 September 2013 - 12:56 PM

I am going to ring my sister tonight and ask her. I haven't connected with her in awhile and she deserves my full attention!

#5 RuRa

Posted 06 September 2013 - 08:27 PM

That's great Amy PWB as my sis & I are best buds & we talk often x

I asked my hubby about his day last night jus before our bedtime and really tried to look and listen to his words & facial exp<b></b>ression! Turns out he had a pretty good day running jobs for his big boss so he felt pretty chuffed with himself & achievements that day...which in turn made me glad that I asked the question & followed up with more questions & we ended up with a pretty meaningful conversation & had some laughs also talking about the kids & their day. A really thoughtful & reflective challenge x

Edited by RuRa, 06 September 2013 - 08:29 PM.


#6 Morgaine71

Posted 08 September 2013 - 10:40 AM

that sounds wonderful RuRa! I wish my hubby was in the same country so I could do those things. He's been off line this week as he's had a special mission for his job so haven't been able to really talk so this challenge was a bit difficult for me :-)

#7 Terracotta

Posted 09 September 2013 - 11:09 AM

View PostTerracotta, on 05 September 2013 - 10:33 AM, said:

Ha - when I read today's challenge I thought DUH - I do that all the time!

Then I thought about it and realised I hardly ever stop and look at my husband when I've asked him questions about his day (usually I'm cooking or chasing the kids) so I'm going to give him a few seconds of my full attention today!!!  I'll let you know how I get on!

I did it.  I felt very proud to be focussing on one thing and not thinking of 10 other things!!!  Sometimes I must seem like such a distracted dimwit!

#8 {Amy} PWB

Posted 09 September 2013 - 08:30 PM

RuRa: that is so lovely!

And yes my sister and I are really close to. The conversation turned into a marathon. It's amazing the stuff you find out when you ask and really listen, she had some juicy goss heehee!



hugs Morgaine71, I hope you get to have a god chat soon!




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