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Do we really need to be reminded to step away from the desk and computer to eat lunch? I mean come on, it's common sense, isn't it? Too many people eat lunch at their desks and either continue working or jump onto social media to get their connection fix. There's a better solution - connect with yourself. Take a break, a real break for lunch and step away from your desk, leave your phone in a desk drawer, eat lunch outside or away from the office. Take a walk to a nearby coffee shop or park. What are the benefits? Read on....
1. You will be more creative.
Have you ever experienced the phenomenon of having some of your greatest ideas while in the shower? Do you think you are alone in that? You’re not. When you “free yourself up” as you do in the shower or while taking a break from your work, your brain is suddenly “free” to consider new, fresh ideas that can potentially solve the problems that were plaguing you while you were so vigorously pondering the issue. Letting your mind wander a bit over lunch can lead to new ideas and new inspiration.
2. You will become a more mindful eater.Eating at your desk means that you are multi-tasking. Your attention isn’t on your work, and it is certainly not on the food that I suspect you are practically inhaling. In order to be a healthy eater, you need to pay attention to what you are eating. You will enjoy your food more. You will ingest less of it. And, as a result, you should see the health benefits as well.
3. You will have better work relationships with colleagues...… if you go out to lunch with them occasionally. Relationships at work are important. You need to work on establishing healthy connections there in order to enhance your overall job satisfaction. This doesn’t mean you should make your colleagues your best friends or your closest confidants. In fact, you need to use discretion when discussing personal matters with office mates. But that doesn’t mean you can’t go out with them and enjoy time away from your respective offices.
There are so many more reasons, like "you need fresh air," or "sitting too much is unhealthy." The fact is, you are worth the time away from work, away from the computer and cellphone and reconnect with the essence of who you are. Do yourself a favor today - take a lunch break.
Write something about yourself. No need to be fancy, just an overview.