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In need of some "rituals"

Thursday, July 18, 2013

I got aware that i need some ritual telling me a meal is over.

Theres no problem with lunch. I simply have a cup of milk-coffee and thats it. Fini. Terminé. emoticon
But i have to set a signal with dinner.
I often eat alone, so i have no compagnion to leave table.
Removing dishes doesnt really do the trick.
Maybe i could do some NLP-programming?

Will do some research in this.

Ten years ago (15 maybe?? ) i simply lighted a cigarette. This was a clear signal. But this is really not an option today! emoticon
But since i don´t smoke anymore theres no clear setting for meals.
Sitting down helps, decorating table too. Maybe i should use a table cloth, that i could remove after my meals?

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  • OOLALA53
    I eat alone, too, but you know my habit.

    I vote for 30-35 minutes and then something else. Twenty minutes should be the minimum, not the maximum, IMHO. Breakfast is the only meal I can eat in 20 minutes. A different beverage at the end, like tea? Brushing and flossing? And what about when the food is gone from the plate? Isn't that a signal? The kitchen is closed to new eating after you plate your food- is one way to think of it. Just ideas. I bet you come up with your own, but I agree that a bright line must be drawn just for peace's sake.
    1735 days ago
    Hi and thanks for the goodie!

    I like this idea. I think that I too will need a ritual for my night meal, if I ever get a day job again. Since I'm hoping for one soon, I'll keep this in mind.


    1735 days ago
    Setting the table, or simply using a napkin to wipe your mouth can help signal that meal time is over.
    You might also like to only allow yourself 20 minutes to dine (set a finite period in which to eat).
    Taking up a handicraft or puzzle book will help take your focus off food....
    1736 days ago
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