Saturday, April 24, 2010

To Lunch or M-unch?

Each day most of you get a lunch break… Many will work straight through it (I know I’m guilty of this)… working straight through lunch gets you maybe an extra 40 minutes of work in your day… maybe you're a little more cranky and tired and therefore dilutes the quality of your work… maybe it also means you munch away at your lunch and don’t enjoy it (or don’t notice it’s dubious nutritional quality?)

I’m suggesting this week – instead of just munching lunch at your desk, aim to swap it at least 3 times for one of these other M-unches.

M-unch #1 – the meeting lunch. Invite someone awesome to lunch and have a scintillating conversation or learning experience.

M-unch #2 – the mastermind lunch. Grab a book and sit in a park for 40 minutes and increase your brainpower during lunch.

M-unch #3 – the movement lunch. Grab a friend and get moving. Swim or walk for 30 minutes.

M-unch #4 – the mentoring lunch. Find someone younger or less experience than you and take them out to lunch and share a bit of your experience with them. (Or if you don’t feel you’re ready to take on that yet, ask someone you value to offer their wisdom to you).

M-unch #5 – shout your Mum (or Dad – although D-unch doesn’t have quite the same ring to it) to lunch and let them know that you value the role they’ve had in making you the person you are today.

To Munch or simply Lunch? That is the question for the next week - here's hoping you can M-unch (maximise your lunch).

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By Kirsty Dunphey with 6 comments


M-unch : Meditation lunch .. the most amazing refresher of mind, body and soul. Take your seat in the park (or desk is fine too).. close your eyes .. and find your breath. Just breathe. Just sit and make friends with your breath. And later return to your tasks refreshed, inspired and more productive :)

I like the idea of a meditation lunch! Good stuff :) K

Kristy, your idea's are great. I am a big believer in taking a lunch break, even for 15 minutes. Getting some fresh air really makes a different to productivity.

Thanks Sally - glad you're enjoying what you're reading :) K

Thanks Kristy, I actually somehow stumbled across your blog the other day. I recognised your story and realised that my mum had given me one of your books years ago: 'Advance to Go - Collect $1million'.
I loved reading it and I found it very inspirational. It's great to be able to follow your story again.

Sally - glad you enjoyed the book! (Not so subtle sales plug - you might enjoy my second one too - Retired at 27 -



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