You should remind yourself that by taking a proper break you will accomplish more in the long run, and that productivity and creativity will increase. See a few tips on how to maximize your lunch breaks to increase your productivity for the day;
Get up from your desk. Utilize your break as a time to remove yourself from your work space. Eat outside, get some fresh air, talk to a friend or meet someone new. You would feel invigorated once it’s time to slide back into your chair.
Eat with colleagues. It is important to have good relationships with your coworkers, because they can make or break your work life. By bonding with your coworkers on a personal level you will feel more comfortable going to them for help or just a laugh, so grab a bite to eat and start bonding.
Make phone calls. One of the most productive things you can do at lunch is to make phone calls because you do not have to waste any time driving anywhere. So go ahead to make phone calls to friends and family or return those calls you had missed earlier.
Make plans. Do you feel like your life is not in order? If so, you can use your lunch break to make plans for the rest of the week. For example, on Monday you could plan out your important schedules for the rest of the week, on Tuesday you could plan your weekend activities etc.
Get on social media. Spending a few minutes a day on social media can make you feel like you’re an active participant. Upload a post or picture that is relevant to your social media account. There you have it, you have been on social media today.
Rest. We all need a break at work sometimes, and lunch time is the perfect time to relax. Plus, taking some time to clear your mind can make you more productive after lunch. Now, take a few seconds and think about what area of your life needs an increase of productivity. Then, find a quick activity that will impact that area of your life. You will be amazed at what your lunch break can do for your life
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