End impatience by sensing into the soles of your feet. If standing, focus your attention by balancing equally on your feet. Sway slightly from side to side, noticing what you feel as your weight shifts. Balance equally once more, focusing your attention on sensations in your feet, starting with your toes. Shift your weight forward to feel the pressure of your toes touching the floor. Shift your balance and attention now to the outer edges of your feet. Lastly, move your weight and attention to your heels. What do you notice? Firmness, moisture, or nothing at all? If you are driving and stuck in traffic, you can feel into your hands on the steering wheel, using the same concept of moving your attention to your palms and then fingers. What sensations do you notice?
Over Eating: Are you eating more mindlessly than mindfully this holiday season? People tend to consume more calories over the holidays—which could be due to stress or even social obligations. Whichever way you slice it, you may find yourself full, or on the contrary, hungry if you disengage from the eating process.