Benefits of habit “Read body language”

✓ Gain more insight on people’s thoughts and feelings
✓ Gain more information of your surroundings
✓ Become a better conversationalist

First step:

Observe body language once per day


1. Today, whether while having a conversation yourself or see others do it, discreetly observe the body language of one person. Do this every day for a week.
2. Next week, do this twice per day.
3. Keep increasing, until it becomes a habit to read a body language of everyone around you.

Helpful tips to make it a habit:

✓ Trigger your mind. While you won’t be able to plan “sessions” on reading body language, try getting your brain to remember to do it. Wear a bracelet or some other discreet item to constantly remind you what your goal is while speaking to or observing another person.
✓ Let the app help. Track the days you missed your observations in the calendar of the app.
✓ Reward yourself. Once you’ve gone through a month of successful daily observations, celebrate by applying this new habit on a group of friend during a night out. You might learn things about them you never knew.

Tips for beginners:

✓ Learn of body language. Before you start, read some basic information on most common body language quirks. Does a person bit their nails often? Might mean they’re generally nervous. Does a person shake their leg very fast while at a meeting? Might mean they are annoyed or generally impatient. Do their eyes focus while looking at someone in conversation? If not, they might not be listening, but pretending to. More information you will find in the resources.
✓ Be discreet. Most people are uncomfortable when someone is staring at them, so be discreet when you observe. In conversation it’s easy, because it is expected you look at them while talking. Yet if you observe someone else’s conversation from further away, try doing so as if accidentally. Also try guessing, if you can’t hear the conversation, what the people are talking about from their expressions and movements.