Try role-playing to communicate better
I struggle with this all the time. Do you often get stuck in your own mind-set? Do you only think of things from your perspective? Why not try this role-playing activity to communicate better next time?
I believe I’m good at empathising with others, however even so, I often think it’s a challenge to see things from the mind of the person I’m talking to. This is no easy task, and there’s no right or wrong in this role-playing activity.
It’s something I will try to implement in my life. When you spend time with someone (anyone) close to you why not try to imagine yourself as that person. See what the world looks like from their perspective. Think about how they feel and how they perceive the world around them.
If possible, and you may need to work yourself up to this try maintaining this perspective for 1-2 minutes. Then reflect on your new learnings each night to raise your awareness. Assess what you learnt about yourself and the other person.
Try to avoid judging yourself here. It’s just an activity to help you understand the other person’s point of view so that you can better communicate with them in the future.
All relationships need a little work.