Having recently been inspired by Stylist’s #reclaimyourlunchbreak campaign, I have decided to do something different and meaningful with my lunch breaks.
Life admin (calling the bank, arranging a GP appointment or even paying your bills) are according to Stylist very successfully dealt during your lunch break. Exercise is a bit trickier to achieve as you need to account extra time for shower and getting dressed. However, if you have a Virgin Active gym near your office (and perhaps a corporate discount because of the proximity!), it’s worth giving that a try as they do lots of short, intense classes that only last for 20 minutes (i.e. Zuu) and allow you enough time to have a shower and get back in the office on time.
Having tried that out for 3 weeks now, one of my initial findings is that it is easy to forget to do something with your lunch break – unless you have carefully planned it!
I have decided to spend a little bit of time every Sunday and actually plan out my lunches. And I will give you an overview of the most interesting content tagged by days because learning while lunching is actually super awesome and can help you:
a. feel more confident at work
b. throw an interesting fact and bond with a new person
So here it goes:
1) Monday: Amy Cuddy talks about high-power poses and how they can reduce your stress
2) Tuesday: Stephαnie Lemieux talks about Taxonomies in this awesome podcast. I liked it because she really gets down to the detail which is very rare in podcasts (I am tired of people talking really high level!). It is useful if you work with Websites or CMS like I do.
3) Wednesday: Fjord trends for 2015
Get an overview of what is coming ahead