Turn Off or Ignore All Electronic Devices During Meals
- Turn off or otherwise ignore all electronic devices during your major meals each day – breakfast, lunch, and dinner
- Included devices: smartphones, tablets, computers, televisions
Why Is This Practice Important?
Meals are an important time for connection – with your food and with the people in your life. Particularly during the Challenge, when you are working to establish a practice of consciousness around food, paying attention not just to what you eat, but how you eat, can be eye-opening.
Bringing presence of mind to your meals can slow you down, bring you more fulfillment from what you’re eating, and help you see what habits you bring to the act of eating.
In addition, meals can have a profound cultural impact. They are a gathering time, reflecting our values and supporting the kind of lifestyle we want – with respect to both our bodies and our souls. Sharing food with other people and being present to the connections that meals allow can help you build joy into all of your food choices.