Do you often sit in front of the TV during your lunch break, do you scroll on social media for a long time, or do you eat behind your laptop? There is a good chance that you will end up in a major afternoon slump in the afternoon. That’s why we share 6 tips to use your lunch break as an opportunity to get energetic instead of grumpy.
The tips below are especially applicable for people who work or study from home, but you can also apply them on office days with a little creativity.
Take a walk
You knew this one would be on the list, so let’s get started right away. Taking a walk on your lunch break is a great way to get some extra exercise, especially while you’re still in school or working an office job. You don’t have to walk five kilometres right away; a short block is also sufficient if you move.
Are you at the office and don’t feel like going alone? Ask your colleagues along, or if necessary, do that meeting that you had planned after lunch. On-going meetings lead to more creative ideas than that boring meeting room, so it’s really a win-win situation.
Do something creative
Do you love painting, embroidery or do you have another creative hobby? Then use your break to do something creative. Creative people get a lot of energy from this, and the most important thing is that it is really fun. This way, you give your working day a positive vibe.
Do a short workout
Do you work from home? Then you might have time to schedule a short workout in between your work. That after-workout glow ensures that you have enough energy for the second part of the working day to concentrate fully; we are convinced of that.
Are you always yelling that you don’t have time for self-care? Then this is the sign you need to use your break for self-care. Put on a mask, light a candle and take a moment to relax completely. Read a good book, listen to some chill music … at least take a moment for yourself. Even if you only have 10 minutes.
Enjoy your lunch fully
A girl has to eat, and of course, you can also choose to do nothing but have lunch during your lunch break. But if you want to create a moment of peace for yourself, make sure you close your laptop, put your phone away and turn off your television. You enjoy the food much more when you eat consciously rather than while watching Netflix.
Make a plan for tomorrow
Do you suffer from stress, and do you live from moment to moment? Then take that lunch break to plan the next day. For example, think about your meals (if you often forget to eat), and not about that important meeting scheduled for tomorrow. After all, you have a work break, so try to avoid work as much as possible to clear your head.