Why You Should Take a Lunch Break Away From Your Desk

July 18, 2013

Career Advice

Why you need to take a lunch break away from your deskIt turns out that the lunch break is more than just a social hour — it can actually help make your workday more productive. Many workaholics and busy bees will power right through their sacred lunchtime. After all, it seems like its more productive to eat while working at your desk. Unfortunately, that’s just not the case. Here are three reasons why you need to stop crunching and start lunching:

1. Your body needs a break.
Your eyes are tired from staring at your computer screen and your back hurts from sitting awkwardly in your chair. Get up and walk around. Even if it just means a walk to the cafeteria. If you can, squeeze in a walk outside or a quick visit to a coworker who sits the farthest away from you. Every step counts.

2. Your mind needs a break.
A little social interaction with your coworkers can do wonders for your mood and your mind. Forgetting about your busy schedule for even just 30 minutes is like hitting the refresh button. You’ll face the afternoon with a clear head and maybe even feel a little inspired after an especially lunchtime conversations.

3. Your day needs a break.
If you show up to work at 8 AM and know you’ll be working non-stop until 6 PM, you’re not going to feel great about the day. If you divide up your workday into a morning session, a break, and then an afternoon work session, the day seems much more manageable. Consider scheduling a brief mid-morning and mid-afternoon break as well. Hey, you might actually become even more productive knowing that you have to fit the same amount of work into less time. You’ll never know until you try.

About Spectrum Brands Careers

Spectrum Brands is a global $5 Billion Consumer Products company headquartered in Middleton, Wisconsin. While you may not be familiar with the Spectrum Brands name, there is no doubt you will recognize some of our brands.

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