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Challenge: Take Your Lunch Break


Today’s Work It Daily Challenge is to take your lunch break.

Working through lunch breaks isn’t uncommon. You might think that your desk is as good of a place as any to eat your lunch. Or, you might feel like you don’t have time to take your breaks because you’ve got too much to do.

However, little things like not taking breaks during the workday can result in burnout, stress, and poor work/life balance.

When you actually take your lunch break, you…

  • Give your brain a rest
  • Give your eyes a break from the computer screen
  • Allow yourself to recharge
  • Actually have a moment to enjoy your food
  • Allow yourself to get up and stretch

That’s why it’s important to take your lunch break each day – even if you don’t spend your time eating lunch!

Think about your priorities. What do you want to do with your break? What would break up your day so it was more enjoyable or productive?

Whether you have 15 minutes, 30 minutes, or an hour for lunch, there’s always something you can do. You can…

  • Go for a walk
  • Eat lunch outside
  • Read a book
  • Go to the gym
  • Take a power nap
  • Call a friend
  • Run some errands

So, today, force yourself to take your lunch break – whether you feel you need one or not.

What do you do on your lunch break? Why do you think they are important? Tell us!

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Ariella Coombs Ariella is the Content Strategist and Career Coach for Work It Daily. She graduated from the University of New Hampshire with a B.A. in journalism. Follow her @AriellaCoombs or find her on Google+.