"Your words and conversations create your reality, your future and your relationships. What you talk about--or don't talk about--defines your relationship."
We love some of the suggestions for ways to enhance conversations and provide positive, meaningful feedback in this article from parenting.com. Number 5 especially stuck out to us; in our busy and fast-paced lives, we don't always realize how we may be cutting our interactions short with yes/no and closed-ended questions. We will be the first to say that it's taken time and a lot of practice to change this habit in our work, but we love what we see and hear from our clients as a result. Want to give it a try? Instead of asking, "Did you have a good day?" say, "Tell me about your day," or make it a little more specific with something like, "I heard you went to the park today. Tell me about that." And please, let us know how it goes by leaving a comment below!
- The MBST Team