Have you ever noticed how busy the mind can be when you’re cooking? Whether you feel cooking is a chore or really enjoy the creativity involved, you might want to consider using cooking time as an opportunity to practice being aware in the moment. Smelling the fragrances of herbs and spices, feeling your arm as you stir or chop, test tasting as you go, voices in the next room. All of what’s happening can be taken in and let be. Focusing with the task-at-hand, without getting caught up in thoughts about what’s next, how tired you feel, or what happened earlier in the day, allows your whole being to be present with what is. You may actually find you have more energy to enjoy your meal when you’ve prepared it with awareness!