A breakfast buffet at a nice hotel is a thing of beauty. You know the buffet I’m speaking of. It has all the breads and pastries, eggs, bacon, ham, fruit, yogurt, meat, cheese, juice………….
This morning I was getting my breakfast at the buffet at the Hilton in Munich and something hit me. The mindset you take into a buffet determines so much. Yesterday morning I clearly remember thinking about getting my money’s worth at this 26 euro breakfast. I grabbed a plate, and as I frantically worked clockwise around the buffet, I filled my plate to the brim (maybe two). I didn’t miss a beat because I wanted to be sure to get every penny’s worth. I’m sure you’ve done the same so I don’t need to tell you how I felt the next three hours. I was full, bloated, uncomfortable and half asleep.
This morning I decided to approach the buffet with a different mindset. I certainly couldn’t change the cost but I could change my mindset. This time I entered with a “get my health’s worth” approach. I was amazed at what a difference it made. Instead of the normal load and run approach, I walked around the buffet once clockwise, once counter-clockwise, and then I was ready to select only the foods I needed to improve my health. I got my protein, my fiber, my fruits, my probiotics and surprisingly it all fit on one plate. In fact, there was actually some room to spare. I relaxed, I didn’t worry about the cost (can’t control it anyway), and I enjoyed every bite.
The crazy thing is that all day I have felt great. I have energy, I have focus, and I’m firing on all cylinders. Funny thing, I would certainly pay 26 euros to be this high performance. I guess today I really did get my money’s worth.