How to Make the Most of Your Lunch Breaks. And, if You Aren't Taking Them You Should.

Source:  Amy Russell  If you are like most young professionals your schedule is busy! You may not take a lunch break to eat food, but taking a break allows you to get busy doing other things!

Source: Amy Russell If you are like most young professionals your schedule is busy! You may not take a lunch break to eat food, but taking a break allows you to get busy doing other things!

Do you ever feel like there aren’t enough hours in your work day? In an age where everything is instant, and we're always "on" and connected, it’s easy to get caught up in a busy office environment. And, even when you work from home, the same dynamic applies. You can get so caught up in your work that you lose track of time as you frantically try to complete tasks and stay on top of all the work requests coming your way.

To prevent overwhelm and burnout during your career it’s crucial to remember to take consistent breaks. However, that's easier said than done. According to a study published in 2018, statistics indicate "38% employees don't feel encouraged to take a lunch break" and "22% of the bosses say "employees who take a regular lunch break are less hardworking." As a result, it's no wonder people stay glued to their chairs all day. But, that's not a good practice, especially if you are focused, productive and meeting deadlines. You need (and deserve) a break.

Your lunch break is an excellent opportunity to slow down and focus more on the things that will improve your financial, professional, or personal well-being. Whether you work from home, in a cubicle, or an open office, it’s likely that you have an opportunity to get up from your desk, given you choose to do so. Just because you might feel you don’t have anything to do, or anywhere to go, think again.

So, where do you start? Fortunately, I heard about this infographic from Self Lender that provides 15 ideas on how to make the most of your lunch break — all in thirty minutes or less. I wanted to share it with you! Check it out, and develop a plan to get things done and get a much needed break in your day.

Do you have any other tips? If so, please share.

xo

YOM