(Curiosity is Day 10 of the 12 Gifts of Mindful Eating. For 12 days, we are sharing a mini-mindful eating exercise to help you focus on the gift of each day. Each one is intentionally short, simple, and powerful. After all, big gifts often come in small packages!)
The Gift of Curiosity
Dieting necessitates rule following. Mindful eating encourages curiosity.
Today, think of yourself as a scientist observing, studying, and exploring your relationship with food. For example, rather than thinking “I should (or shouldn’t) eat this…,” try these instead:
- I wonder if…
- What happens when I…
- What am I thinking/feeling/needing right now?
- Isn’t that interesting?
- When I…
Notice how curiosity helps you discover what works best for you!