In Chapter├é┬ 20 of Comfort Secrets for Busy Women, Jennifer Louden shows us how to practice mindful listening. First we stop and be still.├é┬ Then ask yourself a question. See what you need and what others need, then bring the two together.
Check in often with yourself. Especially when you feel you don’t have time to check in. You can set reminder beeps, anytime the phone rings or set up other reminders to check in with yourself. I like to stop at the top of the hour or between projects and clients.
One question for this chapter is “How can I allow silence into my life?”├é┬ I like to drive with the radio off once in awhile. I also have my daily quiet time before the kids wake up and before my husband gets home from work in the morning.