Move over, breakfast! Lunch is the new king: Recent studies show that employees who take a lunch break are more likely to be productive in the afternoon and avoid long-term burnout.
1.) Save while you shop
2.) Think DIY
3.) Plan ahead
- Pack ahead. Prepare the pieces for all your lunches at the beginning of the week and store them in the refrigerator for easy grabbing at a moment’s notice.
- Be prepared to turn down co-workers who invite you to eat out with them by thinking of a response in advance.
- Brown-bagging your lunch doesn’t mean being chained to your desk. Weather permitting, you can eat in a nearby park, or sit in your car. Still getting a “break” with your lunch will make the transition easier.