Sign up to receive the Monday email by going to www.365daysofcrockpot.com/365-podcast. Please call our voicemail/text line and tell us how the challenges are going for you. We want to hear from you! The number is 858-365-3297. Follow us on Instagram @365dayspodcast or on facebook facebook.com/365dayspodcast. Do you ever find yourself in a conversation with a friend or family member and you realize that you've let your mind wander and you have no idea what he/she's been talking about for the past 5 minutes? Or maybe you half listen while multi-tasking and when the conversation is over you realize you didn't really hear what he/she said. Perhaps you've been on the other side of this when you get the feeling that your spouse just isn't listening to what you're trying to tell him/her. Being a good listener isn't something that's natural for most people. It's a skill that is very rare. But it's a skill that you can work on and get better at. On today's podcast Heidi and Karen cover the topic of how to become a better listener. They cover 4 tips on how to become a better listener as well as the 5 levels of listening by Stephen Covey. Each week on the 365 Days Podcast we issue a challenge. This week the challenge is to develop the skill of listening. Practice the techniques we talk about in the podcast to become a better listener. Let us know how the challenge is going for you by emailing, texting or leaving a voicemail at 858-365-3297.