If you’re working from home these days, lunchtime has probably taken on a new meaning in your day that’s otherwise relatively devoid of changes in scenery. It can be a beacon of hope at the end of a long meeting, a moment to log off and sit in silence, or just literal fuel to keep you going. Whatever it is on any given day, here are some tips and tricks to spice up your midday meal from your home-turned-office.
If you’re having a busy day, there’s a way to make lunch feel easy and enjoyable. A bento box of sushi provides you with an array of flavors and textures but doesn’t require any prep or fancy set-up. Pull out some fancy chopsticks (not that there’s anything wrong with classic wood ones), grab a plate, so you’re not eating directly from the box (although you totally can, no judgment), and maybe even use a cloth napkin rather than just grabbing a paper towel. Just because team work lunches aren’t really a thing anymore doesn’t mean you have to forgo all the pleasant touches of a restaurant.
Drinking On The Job
Having options for refreshments is a nice way to treat yourself throughout the workday. It’s key to have beverages on hand in addition to fresh-brewed coffee to avoid complete over-caffeination (unless that’s what you’re going for). Grab CBD-infused seltzer if your day is feeling stressful and you need to relax, or some other type of fizzy drink that adds a pep to your fast-typing fingers.
If your workday is feeling monotonous, your lunch doesn’t have to contribute to that. In fact, we’re all about multi-course lunches. Sushi and salad? Sounds like a balanced meal to us. A burger and nuggets? Why not. And don’t forget to set your table with all the sauces. And of course, lunch is another time in the day to use as an excuse for a post-meal dessert. Our recommendation? Cupcakes: you can technically eat them one-handed.
Just because your dining table and desk may now be one and the same, that doesn’t mean you can’t take a break and create some space between work and existing as a human. Allow yourself to actually take a lunch break (at least once in a while). Do some stretching. Maybe even enjoy a quick meditation. Take a walk around your block. Give yourself permission for a midday reset. You won’t regret it.