I was too busy to stop for lunch, documents were due, people were shouting that they needed information from me. Grabbing something quick between tasks was all I could do.
If I was asked what I ate for lunch, I could not tell you. Not sure what I actually had, or what it tasted like.
Eating without thinking about what you are eating or even enjoying what you are eating is something that can cause you to overeat.
You pick at a pack of biscuits or crips and before you know it, the whole pack is gone.
Did you even enjoy them?
I decided one day that I like food, why was I not enjoying eating?
I left my desk at lunch and went over to the cafeteria, instead of asking for a take away I had a plate and sat at one of the tables. My computer was not with me so no emails, I turned the ringer off my phone for a few minutes and enjoyed my meal.
The break was only half an hour but when I returned to the office I felt rejuvenated. I got so much more work done than I usually did because I was fresh and recharged.
There are so many reasons why slowing down over your meal is good for you, but for me I enjoy the break. I love returning to work and getting more work done in less time as well. That half hour is worth it.
Now during covid while working from home, I work in my home “office”, my spare bedroom. I go into the office in the morning, then at lunch, leave to return to my home cafeteria. Sitting and eating in another room helps me to recharge so I can return to my home “office” and get more done. At the end of the day I leave my office and switch off the light. Before I made my spare room an office I would use a bureau. At the end of the working day I would close my office, just close the bureau so I could not see all my work items.
Making time to eat, and enjoy what I am eating helps me in many ways, this is just one.
How can you make time to eat and really enjoy your food?