This week I chose to notice the moments I was eating. From the moment I had a meal. snack or beverage in front of me, I’d pick up on its scents, colors, shapes, and whether or not I anticipated to have it. Then as soon as I began eating I’d try and do only that. No phone, no t.v, no book, except the occasional small talk with whomever was around me.
I noticed so many things in those different times. Taste became intense, some foods affected my mood at the time, sometimes I just wanted to finish and forget about it, but what stood out is how every time, I felt completely grateful. I think all these things were there before, I just never noticed them. Eating was almost an auto-pilot setting. My attention would be on my phone or some other object other than what was in front of me.
I even found bliss in something as mere as a glass of water.
Gathering and Presenting Data
Gathering data this week was pretty easy, figuring out how to present it was the tricky part.
At first I thought I’d specifically represent everything I ate e.g cereal, an apple, rice etc. But then that would need too many key symbols. I chose to group them, simpler, cleaner and less information to display.
Since this was a food week, I thought I’d visually present my data with objects in the kitchen family.
Everyday of the week is represented by a fork like drawing (forgive my artistry) and each tine on the fork represents the time I had a meal. For the meals, I chose to do circles on top of circles because I actually like how the inside of an onion look like. The center of the circle represents how I felt during an after the meal.