Why you need to stop ghosting your lunch break
When did taking time to feed yourself go out of style?
We've all somehow become okay with eating a sad lunch, hunched over our keyboards, pretending to work. Only 1 in 5 of us actually step away from our desks for lunch, according to a survey by Right Management. And while some may think working through lunch makes them look more dedicated, it's actually counterproductive.
Not only are you entitled to take time to recharge, studies show changing up your environment improves creativity and just a few minutes outdoors can cut down on stress. Researchers also say you're more productive after taking a break. If you're anxious about being the only one, grab a lunch buddy. Your coworkers are probably dying to get out, too!
So take your guilt & soup slurping out of the office. It's not only better for your well-being, you'll be a better employee (and have a cleaner workspace).
Work hard but lunch break harder.