When I was a teacher-in-training, my mentor had a big sign outside her door that said: “Stop and Think”. The sign served as a reminder for the children to slow down, come in quietly, and be ready to work. When students would enter the room with wild loud energy, my mentor would refer to the sign. The students knew this meant they needed to step out and re-enter the classroom in a calmer manner.
The “Stop and Think” technique is valuable in so many areas of life. It serves as a tool to slow down and ask ourselves if what we are about to do is in alignment with the results we’re seeking.
I find the “Stop and Think” technique especially useful when it comes to what and how we eat. It can be used before, during and after we eat.