Whether you’re in school or at work it is important to always make sure you take the time to eat lunch. Despite its importance, many people end up skipping lunch over the course of the week. Some common reasons for this include wanting to get more work done or just not understanding how important it is. Here are some reasons it’s important to always take your lunch break.
It Improves Creativity
When you’re at work or school, spending so much time indoors can sap your creativity. In the case that you’re working, you could take your lunch outside when the weather permits it, and even invite a co-worker to eat with you. Getting a change of scenery will likely help you think of your work differently and motivate you for the rest of the day. Spring is right around the corner, so keep this in mind for the months to come!
Improves Your Physical Health
Not only will taking a lunch break boost your mental health and give you a break, but eating lunch also provides many physical health benefits as well. Eating an unhealthy lunch at your desk or skipping lunch completely can leave you feeling lethargic, so make sure that when you do eat your lunch that it is a healthy one.
Many people believe that working through lunch or trying to eat and work at the same time. This isn’t the case though. Often we aren’t as good at multitasking as we think, so when we’re eating and working, we’re really neglecting to give either task the attention it needs. If you don’t eat lunch, you’re depriving your body of the necessary nutrients to get you through the rest of the day.
It Helps You Socialize
Although your workplace is not supposed to be a hub of social activity, you can use lunchtime as a chance to build rapport with your coworker. Lunch is the largest break you get throughout the day so it’s good to take this time to connect with someone you work with. Remember that f you decide to skip lunch, you’re not only missing out on the food itself but the chance to make worthwhile connections with your coworkers.
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