Posts Tagged ‘lunch’

Help, I’m tired with all the stuff I take for lunch

A lunch sits on a blue tablecloth with a brown...

Ever get really tired of the work lunch you pack for yourself?  There’s just so much you can do with a sandwich, salad, or freezer meal.

Here’s some alternatives:

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  1. Use a different kind of dressing, sauce, or seasoning to make your lunch really different from what you’re used to.
  2. Make extra of your dinner and take it for lunch. If you don’t like the thought of eating the same thing that close together, you can experiment with freezing ahead.
  3. Eat lunch with other people instead of by yourself.
  4. Turn off the media and just enjoy the process of eating lunch.
  5. Go home for lunch, if there’s ample time.
  6. Go for a walk or go to the gym at lunchtime, and eat a more portable, handheld lunch.

7 Sites to Check Out on Your Lunch Break

That’s where we come in. If you find yourself stymied during your lunchtime search for interesting websites—those that depart from your standard news and shopping go-tos—look no further:

via 7 Sites to Check Out on Your Lunch Break | The Daily Muse.

What a nice list.  Lots of us spend part of our our lunch break time doing some totally non-work-related surfing.  Here’s a list of seven sanity-inducing sites you might like.

The principle of the beater bike

I’m really a fan of the principle I call the Beater Bike Rule.  Basically, I have a nice bike that only goes riding in places where it’s going to stay nice, and also a $25 yard sale special that’s intentionally a rain bike.   When I ride it, I stop at the manual car wash and hose it down because it’s all mudded up and pretty much a mess.  It saves wear and tear on the new bike and keeps it nice.

Likewise, consider having a really nice “Plan A” day planned out every day for yourself, but you’re always ready to slip into “Plan B” whenever you need to.  Example:  you brought your great little lunch to work but your whole team is going out to eat.  It’s a nice bonding experience, so go, and eat something similar to what you were going to eat.  Likewise for exercise.   Have a second plan for the non-negotiable parts of your day, so you can live in reality instead of the dogma of a fixed plan.