Aisling Larkin lunch break

 

Have you ever found yourself feeling overwhelmed and drained in the middle of a busy workday? Fear not, because I have just the solution for you! Taking a break for lunch isn’t just about nourishing your body, it’s also about refreshing your mind and spirit. 

I know how tempting it can be to power through your lunch break and keep working or mindlessly reach for your phone and start the bottomless pit of scrolling, but it can be a great moment to hit the pause button and reconnect with yourself and breathe. Here are my tips on how to actually get refreshed on your lunch break:

 

  1. Unplug and disconnect: Leave your phone at your desk and disconnect from all electronics. Take a moment to be present in the moment, and soak up the beauty around you. Instead, grab a book or magazine and take the time to read a bit.

  2. Move your body: Whether it’s a brisk walk or some gentle stretching, getting your body moving can do wonders for your mental and physical well-being. Bonus points if you can do it in nature! 

  3. Treat yourself: Whether it’s a healthy meal or a sweet indulgence, take the time to savor your lunch and enjoy every bite. Don’t rush through it like it’s just another task on your to-do list. Eating a balanced and healthy meal will give you the energy you need to power through the rest of the day.

  4. Connect with others: Lunchtime is the perfect opportunity to connect with coworkers or friends. Engage in meaningful conversations and enjoy each other’s company, or go for a walk with a colleague. 

  5. Meditate: When you’re feeling overwhelmed, take a few deep breaths to calm your mind and body. It’s amazing how much a few minutes of meditation can do for your overall well-being. Try just five minutes at the end of your lunch break and be amazed at how much focus and energy it gives you. 

Remember, taking a lunch break isn’t a luxury – it’s essential for your productivity and overall health. So go ahead, enjoy a refreshing lunch break and bon appétit!

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