Do you grab your lunch and eat it in front of your computer? After a full day with no breaks at all, are you tired, sluggish, and still no further ahead?
Do these reasons for not taking a lunch break sound familiar?
I have too much work.
I need the time to get organized for the afternoon.
No one else takes a break. Others will frown upon me.
There isn’t anything I really want to do.
I’m going to use that time to check my emails.
Your body and mind need a break. Take this challenge and take back your lunch!
If you regularly skip lunch or eat at your desk, try to commit to taking a nutritious lunch break at least three times a week.
It does not have to be for the full lunch hour but it has to be a real break that is away from your desk. Better yet – away from the building!
Here are some ideas:
Go for a walk. Explore the local museum or art gallery. Visit the library. Have a nutritious lunch with a friend.
Whatever you do, you are sure to return to work refreshed, refocused, re-energized and relaxed.