Have you ever eaten your lunch while translating a document or driving to your next assignment?
You start with a sandwich, then you grab a bag of chips, and the next thing you know, you finished the whole meal without realizing how it happened.
Life of language professionals is hectic, fast pasted, and lacking in time. We often find ourselves sacrificing our meal time to get that translation on time or make to our next assignment. Such highly praised multitasking is not that great anymore, but rather harmful to our health.
Sure, we can save 10-15 minutes, but mindless eating can negatively affect our health.
There is a better way to eat known as “Mindful eating.”
An article in the The Guardian talks about benefits of mindful eating and how it can help people lose weight while still enjoying their favorite foods.
“’We instruct people to eat the foods that they love, and not give them up, but to eat them in a mindful way,’ said Dr. Carolyn Dunn from North Carolina State University in the US, one of the authors of the study presented at the European Congress on Obesity in Porto, Portugal.”
When was the last time you enjoyed your meal without any distractions?
Let’s start with just one mindful meal a day and see what happens!
Do you have any tips that you can share to practice mindful eating? Let us know in the comments.