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Tuesday, 26 July 2011
Mindful Eating - part 2
I haven't done quite as well as I would have liked with the mindful eating in the past couple of days - I have done it once. I have been more aware of what I eat, but have only done proper mindful eating once. It was yesterday, I had made dinner, the boys were sick (therefore not hungry), and Papa Bear decided to take Molly May for a walk before dinner. I was starving, so I grabbed a bowl of soup and, excited by the prospect of 10 mins uninterupted, I automatically headed for the computer to read a couple of blogs and check my email. Then I stopped myself, and realised that this was a rare opportunity to eat mindfully, so I reluctantly did. I sat at the table, facing out to the garden where it was softly sprinkly rain and the sky was grey. I listened to the sounds around me, inhaled my food, lingered over the taste and creamy texture of my hot fennel and leek soup. As I consumed it, I felt consumed by the experience. It was wonderful.
Taking time out to eat as a mum can be hard enough, let along getting a bit of peace to try and do it mindfully. Have you had the chance to try it yet?