How to use active listening to be a better friend and worry less

Listening is a lost art. Many of us approach conversations as a duel: we have to constantly prepare for the next thing to say. This is how we end up spending too much time in our own heads.

Instead, we can apply mindfulness to conversation. Using active listening, we can shift our attention away from our own minds and onto other people. The result? We worry less and other people like us more.