Stress Eating During Corona 20? Try Mindfulness

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By Julie Potiker

Many of us are stress-eating junk food and might be packing on a size or two during this pandemic. People are even calling it the “Corona 20,” as compared to the old “Freshman 15”! Instead of letting food be our catchall for the emotional chaos we’re experiencing, there’s another, less detrimental option to consider: mindfulness practice.

If you haven’t tried it before, don’t let that intimidate you. Mindfulness is simply the practice of choosing where and how to focus your attention. Don’t expect yourself not to feel the intensity of this chaotic moment in time; that’s not realistic. Instead, let those intense feelings be a signal to you that it’s time to practice mindfulness.

It’s called a “practice” for a reason: the more you practice, the more effective this tool will be for you. The good news is that the barrier to entry is basically…

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