A COLOURFUL LIFE

Chew your food, not your worries

I’ve found it extremely hard this year to be strict with what I put on my plate (and sometimes it doesn’t even make it to a plate..) So one thing I’ve been trying to focus on is the way I eat.

Because it’s not just about what we eat, but also how we eat. Unfortunately, a lot of us are simply doing it wrong.

Because I’m just in awe of the wisdom of this book, an extract from How To Eat by Thich Nhat Hanh:

“Chew your food, not your worries”

“Sometimes we eat, but we aren’t thinking of our food. We’re thinking of the past or the future or mulling over some anxiety again and again. So stop thinking about your business, about the office, or about anything that isn’t happening right now. Don’t chew your worries, your fear, or your anger. If you chew your planning and your anxiety, it’s difficult to feel grateful for each piece of food. Just chew your food.”

Amen.

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