Keep yourself well-rested during the day so you can be more productive and focused.

Without midday breaks, you reduce your ability to focus and think creatively. Use a lunch break to act as a natural stopping point in the middle of a busy day, so you can allow your brain to take a break for a while.

It’s also important to watch what you eat at lunch; healthy foods will keep you focused and alert all day, whereas fatty and unhealthy foods will give you a “high-fat hangover,” and you will be lethargic and irritable.

Lastly, being stressed will greatly reduce your energy levels and your ability to be focused. Therefore, plan ahead and decide how you will react to a stressful situation before it happens.


  1. Take a midday break of at least 30 minutes every day.
    Instead of eating lunch at your desk, go out with your friends or colleagues.
  2. Eat fewer fatty foods and more fruits and vegetables at lunch.
    What you eat influences your mood and behavior: fatty foods will make you more lethargic and irritable, whereas fruits and vegetables will improve your mood and give you the energy you need to perform all your tasks throughout the day.
  3. Identify one thing that stresses you out regularly and create a plan to avoid the situation entirely.
    When creating your plan, remember that your reaction matters more than the stressful event itself.


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