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3 Minutes to Mindfulness
One of my perks at work that made me the most excited when I first started was the fully stocked kitchen–breakfast, lunch items, coffee, and yes, snacks. Ahhhhh, snacks.
Well, now that I’m about three months in, I’m noticing that my pants are fitting a wee bit tighter. Why? I asked myself. Well, the answer is simple–our fully stocked kitchen at work. Because food is always available, the more stressed I get at work, the more I find myself munching. And not munching on some veg-centric wonderful creation I’ve cooked at home, but instead, munching on something quick, easily accessible, and comforting–chips, chocolate, … and coffee to wake me up after eating aforementioned foods that make me feel sluggish. Simply put, that trifecta is the culprit. So what to do??? Here’s what I’ve started with…
I’ve set Google alerts on my calendar for three times a day–9am, noon, and 5pm. When each alert goes off, I take a break for one minute and breathe. Then I write down one thing I’m grateful for, and then go back to working. My thought is that by checking in with myself, I can alleviate some of the stress that’s leading me to snack. Aaaaaaaand, by timing them around meals, I can hopefully be more mindful as I eat breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
I started last week, so I’ll let you all know how it goes, but at present, I’m feeling pretty hopeful about it! And at the very least three more minutes of mindfulness at work can’t hurt!