Have you noticed that the phrase “Let’s do lunch” doesn’t seem to be as common as it used to be? And there is a good reason for that. We simply think we have too much to do and are not taking the downtime we need to recharge our batteries.
When was the last time you took a whole hour for lunch and actually left your desk? A survey from CareerBuilder reports that workers these days take an average lunch break of 20 to 40 minutes, and 18 percent of employees stay in their cubicle, office, or workspace to eat.
What should you/they do instead to feel fresh and productive the rest of the day?
Try these activities:
• Take a walk outside
• Talk to a friend
• Take a quick nap
• Do some stretching exercises
• Play a quick, mentally challenging game
Author and professional speaker Dr. Jack Singer is a licensed Clinical, Sports and Industrial/Organizational Psychologist, author, trainer and consultant. His expertise includes a Doctorate in Industrial / Organizational Psychology and a Post-Doctorate in Clinical / Sports Psychology.