Positive & Productive Ways To Spend Your Lunch Break!

Lunch breaks are the most important breaks of the day.

Taking a decent lunch break leads to enhanced productivity; meaningful stress reduction and higher energy & concentration levels.

Even though lunch breaks are required by law for most employees, there’s no law saying you have to spend them just eating!
Check out this list of positive ways to spend your lunch break:

Take a Nap

Thomas Edison napped. Winston Churchill napped. John D. Rockefeller napped. Research shows that naps will make you more productive and reduce stress. So if you have an hour lunch break, find your spot and take a nap to rest your mind!

Meditate & Breathing Exercises

Like napping, mediation can alleviate stress and get your brain back to functioning. It will make you happier, help your concentration, and increase self-awareness. If you can’t get away from the office, reserve a conference room with no windows and quietly meditate. Or try meditating at your desk.

Practice Yoga / Pilates

And of course there’s always yoga and or pilates, which not only helps you relieve stress but can also lengthen and tone your muscles. You can also ask your colleagues to join in by planning a yoga workout in the board room or asking if they want to go to a class together. This will help you rejuvenate your work day and bond.

Go for a Walk (get those steps up)!

If you work in a walkable area bring in a pair of walking shoes and get those steps up at lunchtime. Again, maybe see if any team members of colleagues wants to come too? Enjoy the fresh air – know you are burning some extra calories and be mindful of your surroundings and indeed the good you are doing yourself. **This is my favourite!! **