Working from home has a lot of benefits. One of the challenges I hear from a lot of people is the constant access and ability to easily snack non-stop. This is a way in which mindfulness can be so basic yet so incredibly helpful. Once you have even the most basic mindfulness practice - Just enough to pause before doing something and check in to the body - you can use that to really help in a lot of ways.
You can set the intention to pause before you get up from your desk or, if - like me - you prefer to stand regularly, you can take a pause before you walk. For me I set a few mindfulness rules that cover a lot of situations.
- Whenever I walk during the workday, I walk mindfully.
- Before I walk, I set the intention of where I'm going and what I will do.
- If I eat, I check in with my body to see if I'm actually hungry.
Am I really hungry right now?
"Chips and dip."
How about red grapes instead?"Ooh, that sounds even better!"