Ate both meals without screens.
No phone, no TV, no laptop, no kindle,… nothing.
Yesterday’s lunch—the first fully screen free (alone) meal—was a bit of a mess. I was anxious, itching to either pick up the phone or switch on the news.
It took a bit, but by the end of the meal I was calmer. I also took longer to finish the meal—spending more time on every bite, chewing better, putting the fork/spoon down between the bites,…
Today’s lunch was easier. Yesterday’s experience comforted me that any anxiety was unwarranted.
Dinner was harder in the usual aspect—R was home and watching TV1. It was easier in another way—there was a beautiful sunset outside. I placed the rocker facing the sunset (back to the TV), and slowly ate my dinner watching the orange sky and the green canopy.
It was quite pleasant. Slow, tasty, pleasant 🙂
Now just a few more weeks of this before it becomes a habit, and I can remove it from my head’s conscious actions drawer.
- Today I couldn’t even ask her to turn it off. The lionesses were playing, and playing well. ↩