This post is part of a series, each one is an exercise that addresses one part of your life and is designed to be brief and simple enough to become a habit.
The first post in the series is One Small Step #1.
For this you will need something to chew – about half a mouth full, ideally something healthy and delicious).
For five breaths, with your eyes closed if this helps, become aware of where you are and how you are. Just settle into you current situation.
Spend three breaths imagining what you are going to eat will taste like.
For the next three breaths pay attention to how it looks and smells, it texture and weight.
Now spend three breaths chewing it and swallow.
Then spend three breaths being aware how you feel having done this.
Finish with five breaths settling with where you are and how you are.
As always your comments are most welcome.
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