Top Tips for Lunchtime Productivity

Lunch time walk

As most of us know all too well, it’s easy to power through your lunch break with work instead of, well, lunch. You sit absorbed in your computer screen while crumbs from your sandwich — which you hastily threw together before rushing out the door this morning — fall across your keyboard. Or maybe you just forget to eat altogether, leaving the salad you packed sad and wilting in the break room fridge.

While it’s important to get your work done during the day (obviously), neglecting to take breaks, especially lunch, can really affect your mental and physical well-being. And when your body and brain aren’t at full power, you aren’t able to produce your best work. Here are some tips for being productive away from your desk on your lunch break, so that you can be even more successful when you sit back down.

It can be tempting to work through your lunch break, but there are actually plenty of ways you can be productive during that time without starring at a computer screen. Try one of these methods this week and see how much better you feel!

How do you like to spend your lunch breaks? Let us know in the comments!

Andrea Kinnison

Andrea Kinnison is a writer, photographer and Content Strategist in Austin, Texas. She enjoys going running and eating breakfast tacos, but not doing both at once.