): mindful of one's responsibilities. " So how mindful are we?
As I was waiting in a doctor's office, I happened to pick up a magazine. I flipped through it and found myself reading a neat article about our mind. It was detailing the power of the mind. Overall, it talked about a woman who was trying to lose weight and nothing seemed to work. So, she tried doing this "mind" diet. This is when you completely concentrate on what you are eating. No phones, no t.v., and no extra distractions. You focus your mind on the taste of the food and the flavors. You also pay attention to what your body is telling you. You use your mind to control your hunger and care for your body.
Many of us live a busy life so it is understandable to imagine that a million things are going through our minds as we are eating or doing other activities. I also have noticed in myself that I need to take more "mind" breaks. Sometimes there are so many things going on that I stress myself just thinking about them. I simply play slow relaxing music to let my mind wonder to ONE specific place instead of 200. So, I challenge you to have dinner or do an activity with no distractions and just one thought at a time. Relax and enjoy!