Why It's A Good Idea To Leave The Office For Lunch

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The forecast is calling for sun, temperatures are mild and the last place you want to be is stuck inside an office all day, right? Well, if your schedule permits, you don’t have to sit at your cubicle for your entire 8-hour shift — especially if you’re lucky enough to get a lunch break. There are plenty of good reasons to get out of the office during lunch and some of them may actually help increase your productivity for the remainder of the day.

Clear Your Head

Work is stressful, there’s no if ands or buts about it. Whether you’ve got client calls, meetings or strict deadlines to hit, work can add some severe stress to your mental health.

Stepping out of the office and grabbing a bite to eat at an outdoor restaurant or cafe can help you clear your mind and forget about work for a few minutes. Enjoying a nice meal and some sunshine while making small talk with a coworker, a client or even just the waiter or waitress can alleviate some stress.

Change In Scenery

Going crazy looking at the same four walls every day? Heading out to eat is a great way to see what else is going on in the world while everybody else works. Sometimes, all you need is a change in scenery to gain some energy and refocus for the afternoon hours.

Soak Up Some Sun

Most of us probably haven’t had an adequate dosage of sunshine since last summer and therefore, we’re likely lacking some key vitamins and nutrients. Eating your lunch outside is a great way to catch some rays, along with some Vitamin D.

Meet A Friend Or Significant Other

Whether you’re having a bit of a rough day, or would simply enjoy some non-work-related company, heading to a local restaurant or cafe is a great way to dine with friends or loved ones. After all, they probably aren’t allowed into the office.

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