The following is an excerpt from Rebecca Scritchfield | December 27, 2015 | Huffingtonpost.com |
The holidays are here and we’re all wondering the same thing: Where do we find the time to take care of ourselves? The truth is, there's never enough time to do everything, but there's always enough time to do the most important things. Here are five ways to improve your health and be happier through next year.
1. If You Have 1 to 25 minutes – Enjoy a Mindful Meal
Instead of worrying about calories, food rules or those dieting plans you aren't following, redirect the focus to reconnecting with your body through mindful eating. Mindful eating involves paying attention to the experience of eating, not what is eaten, and there are no rules to be followed. It’s part of a practice called intuitive eating that teaches you how best to nourish your body without judgment.
To begin your mindful meal, remove distractions – say goodbye to TV dinners, cellphones and eating on the run. Use all your senses and notice the tastes, smells and textures of the food you eat. Focus on eating the meal with curiosity and care. How are you enjoying the food? Are you reaching fullness? Ultimately this is the process of intuitive eating, not a diet. To learn more, I recommend reading the book “Intuitive Eating” by Evelyn Tribole and Elyse Resch.
2. If You Have 7 Minutes – Exercise
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