1) First, I'm hungry by 10 am. I get up pretty early so by 10 I've usually been up for 5 hours. I highly recommend getting up early and developing a solid morning routine. Read any book or watch any documentary about highly successful people and they all have morning routines. Whether it is exercise, reading, meditation, reflection, affirmations, or a combo of all the above, starting your day out on the right foot is very important. I doubt the CEO of your company rolls outs of bed a half hour before he walks in to the office.
2) I try to avoid slumps. The title of this blog could be changed to Why I start eating my lunch at 10am. I don't like to cram my whole lunch down in one sitting. It makes me feel tired, full, and lethargic. We have all experienced those afternoon slumps coming back to work after lunch. And working with many companies I find that most people aren't nearly as productive in the second half of the day as they are in the morning. Unless maybe you roll out of bed 30 minutes before work, if so, reread number one above. So to avoid these slumps, I kind of graze on my lunch. A bite here, a bite there. Often starting at 10 and not finishing until 12 or 1. This is also better for your blood sugar levels. Reduce the carbs and space out the bites to avoid the slumps.
3) I like to use my lunch break to do something productive. Typically, I use my lunch breaks to workout, sometimes I have errands to run that I can't do during my work day. If you have ever tried to workout after you get off work, well you know how that story ends. It's almost impossible. You are tired from your day and ready to get home. I notice that working out during my lunch break gives me energy to power through the rest of my day.
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