Being mindful can help us in everyday situations. Particularly when we suffer with stress, boredom, tiredness and frustration. There are many ways to be mindful, but too often we forget two simple daily activities in which mindfulness can be present. Eating and Breathing. Sounds simple? That’s because it is, but in it’s simplicity is a powerful healing tool that we can take with us everywhere. Mindful Eating Mindful eating involves all the sensations of eating, including smelling, tasting, chewing, and swallowing. Mindful eating also involves being aware of the body’s signals, such as full or hungry, and our satisfaction or dissatisfaction with the foods eaten. Activity: Prepare a very small piece of food, such as one raisin, a nut, ¼ of a banana or small cracker. First, explore this food with your sense of smell. What do you notice? Now take your first bite. Chew slowly (hint the more you chew the better the experience will be!), noticing the actual sensory experience of chewing and tasting. Close your eyes for a moment to focus on …
Today many of our fresh produce is waxed or sprayed with pesticides. This means washing your fruit and vegetables before we eat them is so important. Before eating or preparing your fruit and vegetables place them into your sink or a bowl with equal parts of water and white vinegar. Allow your fruit and vegetables to soak for 1 to 3 minutes. Rinse with clean water and enjoy.
Living the life of your dreams! Have you ever had a secret dream that you convinced yourself you were bad at before you had even given it a try? Singing, Dancing, Story-telling, Running a fun-run, Landing that perfect job? This is a great reminder of why we should all tap into our possibility funnel!
Achieving happiness & wellbeing for the long term