Have you ever encountered those working days when you have to eat lunch while continuing your work? Those days when the papers and folders on your desk just don’t seem to lessen? Lunch breaks on these days may truly get annoying. That is why less busy days also call for less stress lunch breaks.
You may not notice it, but a no-stress lunch break matters a lot. This is the time when you can clear your mind and go back to work with a fresher you.
Wondering how you can make the most if your break time? Read along.
Prepare a scrumptious meal
Whether it’s you or your wife who’s preparing the brown bag, it is advisable to have a scrumptious meal inside it. This way, you don’t have to go for fast food meals that somewhat loses its taste over time (especially if you’re eating it over and over again).
With home cooked meals, you can truly enjoy every bite. You can also add deserts that you can share with your office mates.
Hang out somewhere else
Although lunch break is usually one hour only, that’s not an enough reason for you to stay in your cubicle. Invite your officemates and check out nearby parks together. You can even have a mini picnic to forget all the stress at work.
If not, you can go and take a 20-minute pedicure or facial. Having fun activities while at work may sound impossible for those who are not used to it but once you give it a try, you will surely find it helpful.
Engage in fun activities
If you have a short lunch break and cannot hang out elsewhere, you can still make the most of your lunch break by engaging in fun activities, in your office. You can invite other co-workers have fun with puzzles, dominos and other games that will sharpen your minds.
Feeling like a teen again can truly lessen the stress even for just a couple of minutes only.
Multitasking may sound tiring, but with lunch breaks, it’s one of the most beneficial and fun activities you can do. Instead of staying in the office and waiting for lunch break to finish, you can also do small errands to get your mind off of your working responsibilities.
You can check on your kids at school or perhaps pay the bills. If you have your old friends working nearby, catching up with them while having lunch can also work.
Don’t get stuck in a routine
Lastly, you should refrain from doing the same routine over and over again. This will make your lunch break dull and uninteresting. Instead of going to the same restaurant over and over, try other fast food chains nearby.
Mixing things up will help boost your energy and clear your mind.
Making the most of lunch break may be a silly issue for some, but if you want a fresher you to continue the rest of the day this is a sensible topic. With the kind of world we’re in nowadays, you will never run out of things to do, during lunch break.