If you use your lunch break inappropriately, you will have a sluggish, unproductive afternoon. There are 5 things to try to fix this situation.
Turn off the computer and go out
Just stop looking at the computer screen, leave the office, take a short walk outside, you will be cleared of mind, boosted energy. As a result, you can have a much more effective session.
If you want to be full of energy in the afternoon, all you need to do is force yourself away from your desk for about an hour. This keeps you from being tempted to sit in front of your computer for the entire lunch break.
Chat with friends, colleagues
If you work from home, you can take your lunch break to chat with family or call friends. If you work in an office, going to lunch with coworkers is a great way to take a break.
Another helpful way to relax and clear your mind is to call a loved one, which is beneficial for your mental health. This is a great habit you can build as it takes you away from your daily routine for a short time and reinforces a positive mental state.
Shower – if possible
Take a short break, for example, take a nap for less than 30 minutes, then refresh yourself with a shower. Exposure to cold water after a hot bath improves blood circulation, is good for your heart, improves your happiness levels, speeds up your metabolism, and boosts your energy levels. This is a great routine that can help clear your mind and “recharge” your body during your midday break.
Take the stairs
After the afternoon nap, you can warm up for the second time in the day by taking the stairs. This helps to raise both mood and energy levels.
Dr. Edward R. Laskowski, a lecturer at the American College of Sports Medicine, said that taking the stairs helps burn fat and calories, lower cholesterol levels and increase endurance. However, you should only climb stairs for about 5 minutes or so.
However, you don’t have to practice all of these things to feel more refreshed after your lunch break. You can try and decide which is the best option for you.
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