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The Lunch Break

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How many of us are working through lunch today? With working from home being more of the norm, it’s so easy to stay glued to our devices or to just keep working.  The only reason we know these things is because we are guilty of it ourselves. When we were younger, we couldn’t wait until the lunch hour.  Whether it was in school or that first retail job, we took advantage of every lunch break.  Now that we have to adult, for some reason the urge to actually take a lunch break has escaped us. It’s time to start appreciating the lunch break again.

Burnout is real, but for some reason instead of resting, we fuel the fire and keep going. The only true cure for overworking is resting.  But that’s when the questions come in: “What if I’m the lead on the project” What if I don’t meet my deadline” “What if I’m the only one who can do the job”, etc. Well legally, you are entitled to a minimum of a 15 minute break depending on how many hours you work each week.  Most people work 8 hours, which means you’re legally entitled to an hour break. I don’t know how many ways we can say it, but take the break.  You’ve not only earned it, but you deserve it as well. Not that you need convincing, but here are some benefits of taking your lunch break:

  1. You can prevent fatigue.

You will be happier.

Increased productivity.

A boost in creativity.

Recharges your brain capacity.

With World Mental Health Day approaching, we want to make sure that you’re in tune with your self-care. Taking a break from work is your earned right.  We all need a moment to rest and reset.  It’s truly the only way to give our best to our employer.  As cliche as it may sound, when you feel better, you do better.  You never know, taking that lunch break could lead to the biggest promotion of your life! Just try it out and let us know what happens.

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