Eating is one of the most common activities we multitask. There’s a case to be made for multitasking, but if it’s your goal to be a little more mindful, you can practice focusing on the task at hand while you eat. Make your mealtime distraction-free and just, well, eat.
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Forbes contributor Jeena Cho writes:
How often do you sit down to eat, completely distracted? Perhaps you’re checking your email, Twitter, Facebook, or just spaced out. Try this: when eating, simply eat. No digital device, book, newspaper, etc. Try eating alone. Pay attention to what you’re eating, the sensory experiences — taste, smell, and texture. Notice the colour of the food. You can even spend a moment being grateful for the food you’re consuming.
It’s a simple suggestion but that’s what mindfulness is about: simplifying the moment so you’re fully present, not distracted, and you can actually enjoy your food. It can be hard to find moments to do that throughout the day, but you have to eat. So lunch, dinner, or breakfast is a good time to stop making excuses and just enjoy a distraction-free moment. Plus, mindful eating is a good way to curb overeating, too. For more mindfulness tips, check out Cho’s full post at the link below.