Monday, May 16, 2011

How do you drink your milk?

The past few weeks have been beyond hectic for me and Mr. Potts. We're both super busy at work and dealing with a lot of stress with both of our jobs.

I was in Vermont last week for a quick trip and was so thankful to be home early Wednesday.

We were watching TV together on Thursday when I had a craving for chocolate milk. It doesn't happen often, but I keep a supply of chocolate syrup on hand for those times when the craving hits.

After I announced that I was going to have a glass Mr. Potts followed me into the kitchen and told me that he'd like a glass too. Both glasses ready, we sat back down to finish whichever show we were watching and I proceeded to drink my milk.

There isn't much in my life I don't do quickly. I eat my food quickly, I drink my coffee quickly in the mornings, when I'm in the gym, I want to get in and get out. The pattern is pretty clear to me.

Mr. Potts on the other hand, eats his dinner slowly. He is patient and never rushed.

So it should have been no surprise to me that after I had drained my glass, he had taken only a few sips. It was much like everything that we do.

He takes his time, he savors the moment, he enjoys the actions. I, on the other hand, have a tendency to rush through things. It is one thing that I know I do and that I would like to become more thoughtful about. I want to savor my experiences, even if it is just a glass of chocolate milk.

Something that I need to work on, for sure.

So what about you? Do you savor the experience or do you gulp it down?

How do you drink your chocolate milk?


Neha said...

For chocolate milk, I like to go slow. For other things, I am just like you :)

teresa-bug said...

I am afraid I am a gulper, too. I am really trying to change that, though. I need to enjoy the ride a little more!

Anonymous said...

I am a mix of things. I gulp my Starbucks like someone's about to steal it from me. But I drink my coffee slowly throughout my getting ready time.

I eat dinner quickly and am often done before my husband, unless he is simply ravenous.

I've tried doing mindfulness while I eat, but I get annoyed. I try to take 20 minutes to eat but I'm hungry and never seem to last 20 minutes. I savor my food, but do it quickly, I guess? :)

Dee Stephens said...

I try and slow down when it comes to eating because they say you eat less.

USCEmily said...

I'm definitely a gulper, just like you!

Lil' Woman said...

I'm def. a gulp it down type of girl...but I agree, I would really like to sit back and enjoy it more :)

Brittany Ann said...

I am a gulper by nature. But sometimes, there is nothing more relaxing than sipping a glass of tea. But I almost have to plan to savor it, you know? It takes intention. Without intention, my natural instinct is to slurp it the heck down!

MCW said...

I think I pretty much glup it down!!!

Naturally Caffeinated Family said...

slow for me! :) well, for the most part, sometimes something is just too yummy and I go at it, haha, but I usually try to savor it all :)