Updated: Feb 9, 2021
Savoring is a very mindful and healthy way to live. Slow down to be in the moment and "come to your senses". Be grateful for the senses you have the ability to use - and use them often! Focus on a new sense each week and each day find a few mindful minutes to ...
Hear: Close your eyes and simply listen to the sounds around you.
See: Notice the colors, shapes, what's moving and what's still.
Smell: Aromas from foods, flowers, grass, shampoos and soaps.
Touch: Feel softness, roughness, smoothness.
Taste: Savor each bite of food. Pause and use a beginner's mind as you chew and swallow - really thinking about the flavors..
What comes to mind when eating a Strawberry? What does it look, smell, feel, sound and taste like to you?
To me a Strawberry... Looks bumpy and heart-shaped; Smells sweet; Feels rough, bumpy, soft; Sounds crunchy, squishy; Tastes sweet, scrumptious - and would be even better covered in dark chocolate!
Use all your senses to completely savor your surroundings; not just food. Notice new things around your neighborhood, in your backyard, Zoom backgrounds, in a nearby park and about your family.
Slowing down, being more in-tune and being grateful reduces feelings of pressure, stress and anxiety and improves your heart health.