Listening and Timing
One of the most important things about listening is being honest about when we cannot [fully listen]. Reasons we may not be able to fully listen include being overwhelmed emotionally, mentally, or physically. In those moments, our being demands that we are present with something else other than the conversation or experience that is happening before us. In those moments, to best serve our relationships, ourselves, and life, it is wise to let the other person or people know what's happening for you, and then return to the conversation in a later moment when you can be fully present.