Motivation Monday: Lunchtime Shakeup
Each Monday, we're rolling out a new challenge to change the way you think, act, do, or feel. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to be motivated to try something different for a week. And if you love it, keep it going!
Forget living for the weekend - for those of us with 9-to-5 gigs, we're living for the lunch hour. This blissful break from the daily grind can often be taken for granted however, as we fall into routine that makes this mid-day holiday from the everyday feel as monotonous as our daily commutes.
The solution (and your challenge this week)? Switch things up. First, take a look at how you typically spend your lunch. Is it the same thing every day? Four out of five days? Whatever the case may be, try to do something different every single lunch day this week.
For example, if you normally go out for a fast food meal every day, try to bring a pre-packed lunch from home one day. Or aim to go to a new restaurant you've never tried, or even just pick something off the menu of a favourite lunch spot that you haven't tasted yet.
If you usually spend the lunch hour gossiping with friends, take a day of solitude and read a book or tackle some online shopping you've been meaning to cross off your list (Ever Rose is always open for business!)
If you're usually sedentary at lunch, try to incorporate some physical activity a couple of times a week. See if there's a drop-in yoga class that fits your schedule, or even just go for a stroll through the area around your office. To make it more fun, enlist some friends at work to join you.
There are a million ways to refresh your lunchtime routine - and you may just find a new favourite way to spend the noon hour by the end of this week!