What is mindfulness? Mindfulness means maintaining a moment-by-moment awareness of our thoughts, feelings, bodily sensations, and surrounding environment. Being mindful does not mean judging yourself; try to observe but not be critical.
Mindful Eating is a great way to take care of your body and mind during your busy day.
Here are 5 tips to eat mindfully:
- Notice the different food colors, shapes, and textures in your meal
- Express gratitude to all those who made it possible for you to enjoy this meal, wish them well
- Smell the different aromas nature brings to your meal
- Chew each bite thoroughly; enjoy the layer of flavors, sweet, tangy, salty, bitter and pungent
- Rest or pause before going on to next activity
- If time and place allows, take a short walk
Here is information about mindful eating:
Brigham and Women’s Hospital Nutrition and Wellness Hub: Mastering the Mindful Meal
The Center for Mindful Eating
For more information or to discuss health and wellbeing, please contact Partners Employee Assistance Program at 1-866-724-4EAP.
In case of emergency, please call 911 or your local hospital emergency service.
This content was last modified on: 06/27/2017