And he said to them, “Come away by yourselves to a desolate place and rest a while.” For many were coming and going, and they had no leisure even to eat. ~ Mark 6:31
Where are you having lunch today? Are you eating at your desk?
Many of us have done this at one time or another, work through lunch, or if not working, simply eat at the desk. I can honestly say that I did not get any more work done by staying glued to my chair for 8 hours.
Every so often, I used to take my breaks with the smokers. (no one in my department smokes now). I was amazed how they could keep productivity AND take a couple of breaks through the day. I didn’t smoke, but I did enjoy the quick 5 or 6 minutes of being outside.
Even when your day gets busy, take a few minutes away. Your moments of clarity may come while you are resting and eating lunch. Here are a couple of articles on taking a lunch break…
Why You Should Never Eat Lunch at Your Desk, by Lisa Evans lets us know that our brains deserve the chance to rest and refuel. It’s okay to turn things off for a few minutes. The office won’t fall apart in 20 minutes. Breathe!
The Science of Why you Shouldn’t Eat at your Desk , by Jessica Hullinger lets us know that sitting at our desks through lunch can affect our creativity. That is a non-negotiable for this author! Walk away and come back with fresh eyes.
Rest, recharge your day, and enjoy your tea!
Ayoka Boyce ~ Minister, Blogger, sipper of tea