SELF-CARE ACT#2

eat my meal mindfully

CATEGORY:

Physical / Spiritual

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TIME:

30 minutes

BUDGET:

Zero

Monday, Dec 19, 2016. As expected, eating my meal mindfully was a real challenge. I picked California rolls to use chopsticks and eat slower than usual. Putting the chopsticks down between each bite forced me to chew longer and taste my food. It took me forever to eat and, as a result, I felt full before I was done eating (some will think it’s good, others not…).

Keeping my attention on the tastes and textures was a challenge, especially eating the soup because I didn’t have to focus on holding the spoon: my mind kept wandering and thinking about work. So eventually, I decided to use my left hand (I’m right handed) to put the spoon in my mouth: no choice but to focus to preserve my new blue sweater

Have you tried eating mindfully?

 

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Note: Posts 1-10 are relatively short.

When I started the Self-Care Journey, I didn’t know I was embarking for 365 days. I had a very vague idea of what my concept or my objectives -appart from taking care of myself- were.

I’m keeping the posts the way they were initially published so that you can witness the evolution of my journey and live the experience the way I did.

Love to all and thanks for any comments you’d like to leave.

WHY IS IT SELF-CARE? Eating mindfully is a totally different experience than eating. You enjoy your meal fully, intensiley and with all your senses. Plus, it’s good for your digestive system.

MORE ABOUT THIS

To benefit fully on the experience, practice eating mindfully on your own.

While eating, use your senses: look at the color of your food, smell it, taste it, touch it. 

And do everything slowly. Take time to eat and chew every bite.

Drop your cutlery down between bites.

And one last advice: give your full attention to your food. Do not look at your phone or laptop while eating.