Social settings can turn off our mindfulness and turn on our mindlessness is an instant. To remain mindful when you are with others, try these mindful tips.
If you like to cook, playing in the kitchen can be a great time to practice mindfulness. Go slowly and enjoy each step. Allow your senses to participate fully. Be with whatever is present without judgment.
When you are learning mindful eating, the emphasis is initially on the eating process. Eating slowly and without distraction. Paying attention to hunger, fullness and taste. That’s all good and important, but what’s equally important is awareness after the fact.
One of the things I am enjoying most from my mindful eating practice is that I now choose the food I want to eat rather than the food I “should” eat. I no longer eat food that doesn’t taste good to me, and I now carefully select what does.