13 Signs That You Need More Free Time
If you eat most of your meals in non-optimal settings (in the car, at your desk, while on the phone—or worse, not at all), this is a sign that you're too busy. Savoring a meal at a leisurely pace is one of life's greatest pleasures, and we lose connection with our food and bodies if we eat with lots of distractions. Many cultures build relationships around mealtime. Eating mindfully is also better for your health—experts say that it takes about 15-20 minutes for your stomach to send your brain the message that it's full, so eating more slowly prevents overeating.
Try this: Today, take one meal free of all distractions. Try to eat slowly, enjoying the flavor and texture of each bite. If you typically rush through lunch at your desk, go out and enjoy lunch with a coworker or friend.