One Simple Way to Savor the Moments of Your Days
Posted March 4, 2013on:
Rush. Rush. Rush. In this society of do more and be more, we can get a lot done without actually being present in the moments of our days. We live without really living.
One way this shows up is in how we eat. Most of us power through our meals thinking about what we have to do next. We don’t take the time to appreciate our food or even chew it thoroughly.
Chewing has some really cool benefits. It prepares our food for digestion, allowing the nutrients to be absorbed fully and helps prevent chronic digestive issues, gas, bloating, and other assorted discomforts. Chewing slowly is also considered a powerful and often forgotten weight loss tool as it allows time for our body to signal us when it is full. Seems like a good place to start.
Don’t inhale your food. Taste it. Savor it. Chew it. Appreciate it.
You might find that this simple practice can open the door to being more fully connected to the moments of your life.
Your Turn: What else might support you in savoring your moments?