If you're having lunch at your desk every day, you're doing it wrong. Dr. Todd helps you learn to use lunch correctly with five different techniques you can integrate into your lunch hour.
(upbeat motivating music) - Most people do lunch incorrectly. They eat too fast, they eat low quality food, and they don't take a real break from work. That's not good. Lunch is a very strategically important part of your day. Used correctly, you get a mental boost, you get focus. That's the power of good food and a well-timed break. I'm less concerned about your diet, that's kind of the easy part.
You can eat fast and healthy with an apple, some granola, maybe some tuna or a meal you brought from home. Read a little, diet's not complex. Now, how you use your lunch time is far more interesting. It's time to shake things up a little. Here are several different types of lunches you can try. How about a networking lunch? Get away from your desk. Go find some people you don't know. Say hi, sit down, and break bread. Or how about a creative lunch? You really need to tickle your brain.
Do something fun. Go read a chapter in that book that you've been reading, or play a game. Maybe work on a plan for that project at home you've been thinking about. Anything fun that clearly isn't work. Sometimes you need a sweaty lunch. Walking, jogging, or just doing yoga, maybe even stretching by your desk. Look, the more you do for your body, the more your body does for your brain. Then, we have to consider the occasional sleepy lunch. We're all tired, we're clocking all kinds of hours.
Sometimes, a power nap does the trick, gives you that mental boost. Just go find a quiet place and zone out. Or how about a learning lunch? You've got to feed your brain. You can listen to a podcast or maybe a TED Talk. Or even better, you can watch a LinkedIn learning course. This guy is great. Listen, bite-sized, high-quality learning is everywhere. Try these, or combine a few. I mean, the point is simple. The more you feed your brain, work your body, the better work you'll do.
Now, go enjoy your lunch.