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The Afternoon Break

Lunch Breaks at work, is it the “Golden Time” to determines success or failure in your career or even yourself?

Most of us would say that our lunch break shall take from 30 minutes to 1 hour, and then spend time on the internet for other activities. Notably, we have lots of activities to improve ourselves in this short period, and I shall choose the 2 activities which can help you become a better employee in the future:

Improve ourselves with knowledge from a book

Bring your favourite book and use your 15-minutes to read a few pages of it:

It’s an adequate way of pleasure. Studies show that jokes, poems help us feel more relaxed after hours of stress. Reading does not only help us to develop the intellectual, but also uplifting. So, make some time to gain knowledge during this short break is a sophisticated activity.

However, you might want to take a break with a nap after the 15-minutes of reading, your eyes were tired, and it was time to rest your eyes, rest and come back with excitement for the afternoon productive.

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Learn different things by listening to music, news or comedian show

We definitely should leverage all the tools that available to us in the era, but audio has some unique advantages:

  • Your eyes can take a break from screens while still getting an idea what’s going on around the world.
  • A playlist can be useful in your spare time, especially the lunch breaks at work. You don’t have to adjust the list because you might have done that previously.
  • Finally, listening to music can raise enthusiastic toward the language that we’re learning. It helps you distract from the stressful morning, as well as improving our mouth with muscle memories to sing or speak correctly with a proper connotation and intonation.

After all, try to spend about 10-20 minutes to take a nap before starting each afternoon session. This manner will help the body to rest, thereby reducing stress, increase focus and productivity.

“If time be of all things the most precious, wasting time must be the greatest prodigality.”

—Benjamin Franklin—