Learn how to savor by practicing the art.
I read a series of blog posts by Leo Babauta on the benefits he’s received from practicing the art of savoring, and tried it myself with a square of high quality dark chocolate, as was his suggestion. I thoroughly enjoyed the precious few seconds I took to savor that chocolate, and tried it again the very next day. I enjoyed it that day, too. Maybe more than the first day, even. I’ve been wanting to incorporate meditation into my daily routine, and I think that learning how to savor will be a great stepping stone to meditating.
Choose a few things I’d like to practice savoring, and spend three minutes a day savoring one of them.
- Determine what things I want to savor.
- Schedule three minutes daily to savor.
- Savor whatever I choose to savor that day.
- Be aware of how I feel during the three minutes, as well as afterwards.
- Evaluate whether the addition of the three minutes of savoring is having a larger positive effect on me.
This experiment will last four weeks. I’ll check in on a weekly basis, and will post a summary of my findings at the conclusion of the fourth week.