When you work all day and have busy evenings, it may seem hard to get things done. Sometimes I get home and just want to spend time with my family, rather than being productive. After having a baby, I realized my Lunch Break was the perfect time to get things done. Here are the top 5 things I do during lunch so I have more time at home.
I love crafts, but at home I don't have much time for these anymore. Most crafts I work on require a little concentration so I can't do them unless baby is sleeping. Now I bring my crafts to work! At lunch this week I'm working on my cross stitch. It's nice to have a whole hour to lay out everything and know that I will not be distracted.
Online or Offline, Lunch breaks are a great time to go shopping for things you need. I usually write myself a list of things I want to shop for online (or off) and then as soon as the clock hits 12 I am browsing the net shopping for what I need. If you don't have a computer at work, then spend your break shopping at local stores for things you need. Get those errands out of the way so you can spend more time with your family when you are at home.
Plan a vacation, plan a birthday party, or play for the holidays. Whatever you have on your mind and need to plan, do it during your lunch break! At work I'm often fighting to keep my mind off of things I need to plan, so doing them during lunch gives me a chance to plan and research these things and get them off my mind for the rest of the day.
Since everything is done online now, it,s easy to lose track of bills. Put it on your calender to pay them once a month during lunch. You might as well use the time to get this done so you don't have to waste your home time doing this.
Write a List My Five list! I also use this time to write reviews and other articles when I feel like it. At home, I never want to write - I want to spend time OFF the computer! So lunch time is the perfect time to write these things. If you don't work at a computer, you can still write - write lists in a notebook or draft article ideas.
Don't waste your lunch break every day just starring out the window! Get something done and you'll go home feeling like you've already completed something. I know when I have a long list of things to do, I can't stop thinking about them. So getting things done during lunch really helps clear my mind for the rest of the day.
Walking. After I eat I try to go outside and walk around. It helps to pass the time and a great way to fit in some exercise as well.
Nice list of 5. Well done.
All productive things to do at lunch! H5!
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