Listening Abilities Class Reflection At The Beginning Of The Semester

1265 Words6 Pages
Listening Abilities Class Reflection At the beginning of the semester, when we were analyzing some of our undesirable listening habits, I narrowed it down to one that I really wanted to focus on improving this semester, that being remembering. In attempt to better my memory skills, I compiled a list of positive and productive steps that I was going to work on, on a daily basis to help me change how I listen. Those being; avoid distractions, such as my phone or other electronics, while others are talking, focus on not interrupting others, sit in silence at least five minutes a day to clear my mind, eat right, and to try to reduce my stress. I will say these goals were hard to achieve and it was easy to lose sight of the ultimate goal. But…show more content…
Interrupting was never really something that I did often, but just something that I knew was extremely important for being a good listener. I thought it was important to acknowledge it as something I wanted to be extremely aware of. With that being said, I would certainly consider this as a goal that I achieved. As far as the other productive steps that I set for myself at the beginning of the semester, they were a little harder for me to achieve. Sitting in silence for 5 minutes a day was something that I was not consistent about doing. I would be really good at making myself do it for about a week or so, and then I would forget about it and fall out of the groove. Then a few weeks down the road I would reevaluate what I was supposed to be working on for this class and get back into the groove of doing it. It was something that I did, but not something I did consistently so I would not really consider this as a goal that I achieved. Eating right and reducing my stress were the two other productive steps I set for myself. These aren’t so much productive steps, but more so lifestyle changes. So I knew going into this that these would be hard to achieve. I will say they are things that I certainly have been more conscious about and have made slow and steady improvements on. I rarely eat fast food, only in desperate times when that is literally my only option, which is

More about Listening Abilities Class Reflection At The Beginning Of The Semester

Open Document