Zen And The Art Of Chewing

Zen And The Art Of Chewing
Heather Nicholds, C.H.N.


In our society, we have instant gratification on almost everything, we buy things on credit and pay for them later. But one thing we don’t seem to do is enjoy ourselves in the moment, or take time for ourselves in our busy lives.

Taking time to enjoy your food is just one aspect, but an important one.

After a week of working through lunch (and sometimes dinner), I remembered how much better I feel when I take a proper break for lunch. With Phil not around, it’s easy for me to not take the time for myself that I would when he’s around to hang out with.

So this is my reminder to you that taking time for your meal is helpful not only in enjoying your food, but in chewing it properly. Chewing is the first step in digestion, so the better you chew the more nutrients you’ll get from your food.

For people who work through the day, it can be tough, but it’s still important to take a mental break for lunch. If you can, get out of the office or lunch room every so often, even if it just means eating on a bench in front of your building.

You can also take a picnic for any meal of the day – breakfast, dinner, or even an after-work green smoothie out for a stroll.

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So many people wait until next month, next year, or even retirement to do the things they really want to do. Don’t be one of those people. Do something right now to make your life more fun. It doesn’t have to be anything big, like flying to Hawaii. Get together with a friend you’ve been meaning to call, or start reading a book you’re interested in.

What will you do this week to have some fun? Let me know by leaving a comment below.


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