Rick Hanson, PhD explains that this practice helps us "tilt toward the good," absorbing it as an antidote for our negativity bias, paying attention and in particular ways to that which brings us a sense of fulfillment or contentment. Not only does this feel good, but is good for us. Savoring helps us improve how we feel, shifts the lens through which we see ourselves & others, and is a way of training our brain to notice that which is delightful more easily.
What better time than this week of Thanksgiving - a time of recognizing, acknowledging and appreciating that for which we give thanks - to begin this practice of savoring as our expression of gratitude?!
So how do you begin this practice of savoring? .
As a sex and relationship coach, I recommend this as an important practice for individual and relational well-being By becoming more skillful at taking in the good, we become more resourced, content and resilient. This delighting and savoring is but one lesson in becoming more present and more embodied. The more embodied we are, the more pleasure we can experience and savor. My Thanksgiving wish for you is to savor not just your favorite holiday dish, but as many moments as possible this week and beyond! It's a gift that gives back again and again.