Your lunch break is more than a 30-second window to shove micro waved left-overs in your face while you clean out your inbox. Use your lunch break like industry leaders do and make it work for you. Here are three ways to get the most out of your midday break:
1. Leave your workspace
No, seriously. Get up, and get out. Leaving your desk for a spell can actually clear your head and open it up to new ideas. Eat outside if possible and enjoy a break in the scenery for better late-day results.
2. Get those work-hour errands done
Some tasks like posting letters or packages or paying bills in person can’t be done after work. Pick at least one lunch break a week to get your errands done in one go and reap the rewards the rest of the week.
3. Connect with someone new
Even if it’s not someone in your office, use the time to make a real, live human connection. It boosts the immune system and reminds you that we’re not automatons and desk drones. People need connections to stay healthy and a pleasant chat over lunch is a great way to get out and enjoy yourself.