This exercise can be done any time and anywhere. This exercise is designed to help you to listen more and to uncover, any hidden messages that you might normally miss.

When ever you talk to someone – either in person or on the phone, or hearing someone talking on the telly, try to listen to every word they are saying. Properly listen and do not jump in or talk over them.

Pay attention to what they are saying, how they are saying it and notice their facial expressions. Try to listen to the tone of their voice. You could even try and feel what

that person is feeling, pay attention to their body language. Look interested in what they are saying (even if you are not). Take each word they say in.

Also take time each day to listen to what is going on around you. When walking or driving in your car, when going to bed or in the bath, cooking dinner or working at the office. Try to listen to the sounds that are all around you.

Listen to the chirp of the birds, the sound of people chatting on the streets and their footsteps, listen to the sound of cars as they speed by, the sound of the wind rustling in the trees.

Each day try and listen as much as you can. Train your self to always listen extra carefully no matter where you are or what you are doing. Try and see how many different sounds you can hear each day.

Write down in your journal how you found this exercise and any differences you may notice. It is so important to record everything down.