Don’t waste your lunch break — 18 ways to get the best from your time

Are you getting the most out of lunch? If you always work through lunch, you’re doing it wrong.

A recent post at thr Hubspot Marketing blog gives 14 Things You Could Be Doing During Your Lunch Break:


  1. Work on a side project.
  2. Organize a “Lunch and Learn.” (gather with co-workers to teach each other interesting new things)
  3. Find the most interesting person in your company and invite him or her to eat lunch with you.
  4. Get the heck outside.
  5. Establish a Finer Things Club.
  6. Establish a club that mercilessly mocks the Finer Things Club.
  7. Learn a new language.
  8. Figure out how a new company might try to steal your company’s business.
  9. Find a new job.
  10. Two words: Office. Fort. (Imagine how much cooler your cubicle could be.)
  11. Three more words: Helicopter. Obstacle. Course.
  12. Meditate.
  13. Call your parents, grandparents, or other loved ones you haven’t talked to in a while.
  14. Challenge your neighboring office to a contest.

Here are a few more lunch-time winners I like:


  • Get a couple of your smartest co-workers, start happy hour early, and talk about ways you could do everything better.
  • Go farther away for lunch than you really should.
  • Eat quickly at your desk, then take a long walk.
  • Hide somewhere and read.


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