Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Maybe you should have lunch

By letting it go it all gets done. The world is won by those who let it go. But when you try and try. The world is beyond the winning. (Lao Tzu)

Think about think about it in the context of lunch. Yes, lunch. How many of you skip lunch or eat something at your desk so that you can 'save time' ? Are you really saving time ? Maybe you would still get everything done even if you have a proper lunch break.

When I worked in Paris (in the days of the corporate career) I went out for lunch every day and yes often had a glass of wine (maybe two even) but I sure as heck worked harder and more productively in the afternoon than when I worked in London or Toronto and ate a boring sandwich at my desk and carried on working.

How many of you are taking a real break at lunchtime ? Eating a nice lunch rather than some boring old thing in a food court ? or at least going and eating the boring thing in the sunshine or with friends (no not co-workers - that is great for team building but not every day - you need a break from your work environment). And for readers who work at home... what are you up to ?? Bet you skip lunch or eat at your desk .. go on admit it.

So change it. Things will still get done even if you have a good lunch break.

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