“The way people communicate can affect their entire lives. Talking out problems, issues and desires is even more important at home when family members need to be supportive and comforting,” said Roy Farmer, President of Allstate Home Leisure
Here are three quick and easy ways to encourage better conversations.
Allstate Home Leisure, a 5-store retailer selling hot tubs, patio furniture, outdoor furniture, game rooms, pool tables, and billiard tables in the Ann Arbor, and Clinton MI area publishes “3 Quick and Easy Ways to Encourage Better Conversations.”
Build a Serene Spot for Confident Conversations – Incorporate a small hot tub in the yard to promote involvement in family time and get everyone together for heartfelt conversations. A 2-person hot tub is easy to install anywhere, and even fits in small spaces like a porch or patio when yard space isn’t available. A luxurious conversation starter, a hot tub can reduce stress and tension, even making it easier for teens to talk openly to parents.
Really Concentrate on Listening – During normal conversation, many people are more concerned about how they are going to respond to the person they are listening to rather than what the person is actually saying. This can lead to misinterpretations and misunderstandings and a feeling by the person speaking that what they are saying isn’t important. Instead, concentrate on what is being said at the moment and then respond appropriately.
Don’t Interrupt – Make sure everyone involved in conversation understands that listening is just as important as speaking. Even though speech is necessary to keep conversation going, it’s important not to interrupt a loved one who is talking or sharing emotional information.
To encourage local residents to check out the benefits of using a hot tub to help improve their overall health and well-being, Allstate Home Leisure is providing free test soaks at all their showrooms. We do recommend however that people wanting to schedule their free 30-minute soak call us ahead of time to reserve their spot.
To learn more about the benefits of owning a hot tub, pick up a copy of this free hot tub buyer’s guide “How to Select the Best Hot Tub Dealer” Just give us a call or visit our website at: http://www.HomeLeisure.com.
Allstate Home Leisure
3336 Washtenaw Ave.
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
26159 Novi Rd.
Novi, MI 48375
44605 Schoenherr Rd
Sterling Heights, MI 48313
828 North Main Street
Rochester, MI 48307
30650 Plymouth Rd.
Livonia, MI 48150