I turn away from my desk and computer and take a bite of my delicious lunch. As I chew, I set my fork down and gaze out the window. Only after I swallow do I pick up my fork for another bite.
I wish I could say that every bite of every lunch – every meal – was like that. I usually am halfway through before I remember my new intention, to mindfully enjoy my food bite by bite. To thoroughly chew so as to get the most benefit from the healthy food I am blessed to enjoy.
It takes time to build new habits, and I am being patient with myself.