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Chika Uwazie’s TalentBase: Check Out These 7 Great Things You Can Do During Your Lunch Break



Chika UwazieDo you find yourself anxiously waiting for you lunch break and when it’s finally time, you just sit there like a potato (or in our case; yam), probably nibbling on a pack of plantain chips as you stare blankly into space. Do you? I know, we too. But that’s okay, here are seven amazing things you can do during your lunch break!

Meet Amaka. Amaka skips lunch to get more work done, Amaka ends up getting fatigued way before work closes. Don’t be like Amaka. Lunch time isn’t called “Lunch time” for nothing. It’s a time to refuel! A time to hit your favorite pepper soup joint or fast-food restaurant. Eat, splurge, and chat with coworkers over a steaming plate of rice.

I know, eating is amazing, but do you know what is even more amazing? Eating healthy. Replacing junk food with healthy food goes a long way, both mentally and physically. Switching from your usual “meat pie and coke” to a salad might be hard, but in the long run it is highly rewarding.

Take a break, turn off your phone(s), close that laptop and just breathe. Think of a happy thought or don’t even think at all. Try not to think about work or pending tasks during your lunch break.

There are a lot of exercises you can do in the office in less than an hour, or if your break is longer, you can visit the nearby gym or office gym. Burn those calories and gain those endorphins! (Hormones released during exercise responsible for uplifting moods, they are also known as ‘happy hormones’). Just make sure to pack your workout clothes in a bag, you don’t want to be sweaty in your office clothes.

Get Organised
I know lunch time is supposed to be time for relaxation, but it doesn’t hurt to get a little organized, especially if you’ve been putting off some tasks, this is the perfect time to get those done!

There’s nothing more relaxing than reading a good book – be it fiction, newspapers, magazines, conspiracy theories on ‘Creepypasta’ or even the calorie count at the back of the  ice-cream tub you had 5 minutes ago. The options are endless.

Take a Nap
Feeling overwhelmed? Stressed? Angry for no reason? No problem! Just take a nap. This enchanting activity will leave you feeling energized and happy, why do you think babies love it so much? Just make sure to not nap for more than 30 minutes, because when you do, your body is entering the “deep sleep” juncture and forcing yourself to awaken is extremely hazardous… well, maybe not “extremely”, but you might wake up feeling even more irritated than you were before. It’s all about ‘timing’ folks.

Call a Loved One
“Work” shouldn’t be an excuse to not keep in touch with loved ones. So call! If they don’t pick up, then leave a voicemail, that doesn’t do it for you? Write a letter, email, snail-mail, anything. This is a sure way to let your Mom, Dad, Spouse, Children, Pizza guy, Aunty Bintu or Cab Guy that you were indeed thinking of them.

So there you have it folks! 7 great things you can do at lunch break. These are just few of the many magical things you can do. Do you do any of these things?

We, at TalentBase, would love to know some nifty things you do at your lunch break. Do have a good week ahead!

TalentBase is a HR & Payroll software for growing enteprisesin Nigeria. We help all companies automate their HR tasks. To learn more about TalentBase visit us at www.talentbase.ngFollow us on LinkedIn Medium & Twitter for more tips and job opportunities. Follow the talentbase team at @TalentbaseNG for more HR tips


  1. tee

    November 1, 2016 at 5:43 pm

    No lunch break in this Lagos ooooooh.

  2. Oseke

    November 1, 2016 at 7:04 pm

    This is very helpful thanks.
    Watching TV also helps, or better still u can take ur phone and browse on gossip blog (for the ladies and men who like amebo) or check funny websites. The list is truly endless.

    • TalentBase

      November 3, 2016 at 7:17 am

      Oh, you are so right. Thank you for your contribution

  3. Abz

    November 1, 2016 at 9:30 pm

    Study for your CPA / ICAN exam. Wink*

    • TalentBase

      November 3, 2016 at 7:19 am

      Wow, I wish you the best of luck.

  4. ejiro

    November 2, 2016 at 5:02 am

    i get an hour break…. i eat in the lunch room,, then go to my car and take a nap.. sometimes, I take my lunch with me and drive to someplace else.. eat and sleep!
    some coworkers want to go eat out but id rather sleep…

    • TalentBase

      November 3, 2016 at 7:18 am

      Napping is very good. Nice one Sir!

  5. praise

    November 2, 2016 at 12:36 pm

    Loud it!!!! thank you so much sister.

    • TalentBase

      November 3, 2016 at 7:18 am

      You are so welcome. 🙂 You can also follow our Twitter page: @TalentBaseNG we share awesome tips everyday

  6. Movici

    November 5, 2016 at 5:07 pm

    While napping is good, please be careful where you take one. Some people will never understand it’s your lunch break and will prolly say you always sleep in the office.
    A friend of mine wasn’t promoted because he would always play chess during his break time and this didn’t go down well with some managers during his moderation.

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