My favorite thing to do on my lunch break is to get outside and look at the world around me. It is easy to feel isolated at work because you have so much focus on your own feelings but when you get outside, you can see that there are other people living life just like you. You may get overwhelmed on some days but you will always have your break to look forward to.
Meeting up with a friend is also another good idea. Friends make time go by quickly because you have so much to talk about but save the work talk for another time. Your break is to relax and have a good time so use that to talk about your plans for the weekend or something exciting going on in your life.
If you just like to relax on your break then I recommend a walk on the beach or just simply sitting by one, it can cause sudden relaxation because of the unpredictable waves. If you don’t have the time or location to get to a beach then the next best thing is a nap in your car. It’s a great way to regain energy after a long day already of work and will help you see the end of work as not so far away.
If that sounds to relaxing to you then you can always take a trip and visit your local bookstore where you can drink a coffee and have a wide variety to read and you won’t even have to by the book.
A good way to spend your break is by working out but let’s face it, we don’t want to use our breaks on that and we defiantly don’t want to come back to the office all sweaty. A good compromise is yoga, it stretches out your most likely hunched over back from working and it also takes little effort. Look up a video on your smart phone or computer and take your 10 or 15min break and do yoga. It’s good for you and you are getting paid while you do it.
When you plan your next break, just think of all the possibilities out there and remember, you don’t have to think or worry about work until your break is over.