The importance of social awareness in everyday life, for more social calibration, and better communication.
Awareness can apply to many things, but I mainly want to cover its importance in social situations.
Social awareness is actually extremely important in coming across in the “right” way or the way in which you would like to be conveyed..
If you aren’t aware of what’s happening around you, it’s likely you don’t listen properly, don’t give off your energy properly and definitely don’t realise what the other person is feeling/wanting.
This means you aren’t going to be all that enjoyable to be around, and you won’t even realise it.
Being aware means coming out of your head and being aware of your body, your surroundings, how you talk, what you are saying, your breathing, and of course how the other person is feeling and responding to you..
Ever had an interaction where it was just a big blur and where afterwards you have no idea what you said or what they said? I know I have… the reason it seemed this way, is because you were likely all in your head. When you are too in your head you overthink everything, you speak quickly, and pay little attention to what you are saying, let alone being able to listen to the other person…
Getting out of your head is where awareness comes in, the more out of your head you are the better.
You can take your time, and think about what you want to say, you can listen properly and be in the moment, and you can realise how you are coming across each moment of the interaction.. awareness brings focus!
The reason awareness is important in social situations is the fact that it means you are in the here and now, the present moment. If you are in the moment you won’t miss a beat.
You can listen intently to the person, you can respond well and with better thought processes, and you can be aware of both yours and the other person’s body language.
Just incase you don’t know, body language is around 80% of our communication. If you aren’t aware of what your body language is saying then there’s a good chance you are lost in your head and thoughts. It may be that you have good body language naturally and come across well. But how do you know if you aren’t aware??
It doesn’t mean you will only be thinking about your body language or their body language, but it is just a case of checking in every once in a while. Bring your attention to your body, bring your attention to what they are saying, bring attention to how you are saying something etc.. it’s all important. But as I say it is a case of “checking in” on these things.
Awareness is a habit, something that you have to instill moment by moment.
It can keep you calm and grounded, it can keep you in tune with other people’s feelings and wants in that moment. It can most definitely have you coming across in the best way possible. People want to know they are being listened to..
Here’s an article on communication, an important list of things you can become aware of to make your interactions go great time after time.
Awareness is needed because no two people are the same, no two interactions are going to be the same. That means you have to be in tune with what is going on moment by moment.
Coming across well is important in many things such as interviews, business idea pitches, sales, attracting a women, or a man. All these things require awareness for the best result possible. Why half heart a situation, be aware and give it your best.
Not only will it help you in interactions, but it is also a meditation practice. It will help you feel calm, less fearful, more confident, and even more content!
Instill a habit of being aware of just one thing, whether it be your body language or how much you talk compared to the other person. Are you listening intently? Are you lost in thought? Just check in now and again!
Try it and see how you go.. you’ll be surprised what happens, how much you remember, and how much better people respond to you.
They will feel your presence and attention. People like to know you are there with them, that you are attentive to what they are saying.
What do you prefer in someone?
Someone lost in thought, and distracted while talking to you? The kind of person you know just isn’t listening and just waiting to say what they want to say?
Or someone who is attentive, and listening intently to every word you say. Comfortable in their body and responding well to you?
I know who I prefer… Be that person.