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Give Me a Break! No, Seriously!

August 23, 2019

Taking shorter breaks throughout your day is good for your health! Aim for 5-15 minutes a day away from your desk each day. It allows your body to move out of a stationary position which is rough on your body, especially your back and neck. 

Ideas for your shorter breaks:

  • Meditate
  • Take a walk
  • Office yoga
  • Get some much needed water to stay hydrated
  • Deliver a package to another office 

The most important break of the day is your lunch break! Make your lunch break a priority in your day as you would a meeting. A car cannot run on empty, why should you?

Ideas for your lunch breaks:

  • Place your lunch breaks on your calendar for the remainder of the year
  • Set a reminder on your task-list on your phone! You’ll need to check off your lunch break each day.
  • Plan to have lunch with a co-worker or colleague
  • Have lunch away from your desk in order to not be tempted into working
  • After eating, take a walk if you find you have time remaining prior to getting back to work

Remember, you are not a workhorse! Take breaks as frequently as needed to restore yourself for the work ahead. Don’t think about it, just do it.

Enjoy your breaks!

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