Reduce Stress Eating with Mindfulness Meditation

Overwhelmed? Too much to do and too little time? Reaching for a sugary snack to calm yourself

With so many distractions its hard to maintain concentration and focus that leads to problems with time management and eventual stress eating. You are not alone.

I believe that when we master our focus through mindfulness problem with time management doesn’t exist anymore

We take one task at a time, focus on it entirely. Our effectiveness and our productivity increases exponentially.   

That’s why one of the most important things to learn in the workplace today is how to focus. 

Mindfulness meditation techniques can help you strengthen your attention.

Here’s an exercise from the concentration family of meditation. It's a good introduction to mindfulness.
  • Sit upright, close your eyes and bring your attention to your breath.
  • Don't try to control your breath, just let it be natural and easy but be aware of your breath.
  • Notice the full inhalation, the full exhalation.
  • See if you can feel it coming and going through your nostrils, or feel the rise and fall of your belly.
  • When you notice that you've been distracted, simply start with the next breath.
  • Tune in to any sensation any way you can. Be fully aware of the breath. Just keep your attention anchored there.
  • Keep breathing in, and breathing out.
  • Whenever your mind wanders, just bring it back to your breath.
  • Watch the full inhalation, the full exhalation. Stay with the breath. Use it as your anchor for attention.
  • Try it on your own for a few minutes.
It's really so simple and in some ways so hard, because the mind wants to wander. Be patient, no perfection needed. Persistence and small steps make the biggest difference.

I would love to hear from you. Share your insights in the comment box.

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