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A Guide to Making Virtual Work Breaks and Lunches Feel Normal *

*This is a collaborative post.

With most of us working from home like never before, the usual congregating in the lunchroom and canteen has been replaced with gobbling down a sandwich at the dining table. However, the light at the end of the tunnel is becoming ever clear, with several vaccines on the market giving each of us a bit of hope. While these are distributed and rolled out, we will continue to work from home and participate in virtual lunches and social events. If you are searching for ways to make your lunch breaks at home feel like they would if you were in the office, look no further! Below is a list of ways to make your breaks and lunches feel more like usual, read on for inspiration.

Eat a Balanced Meal

This is a bit of a given, really, but you need to make sure that you are keeping your energy levels up by eating a balanced meal for lunch. While it can be tempting to sack off the preparation and cooking of a meal for the takeaway down the road, it is essential to make sure that you are looking after your body and giving it the nutrients it needs, now more than ever. Whether you whip up something healthy in a short amount of time or prep your meals for the week on your days off. The choice is entirely yours. Furthermore, you want to ensure that you are drinking enough fluids. When in the zone and working hard, it can be easy to forget to drink water and other liquids. Keeping a bottle of water handy will help eliminate this and ensure that you are getting the fluids you need.

Take Smoking Breaks

Naturally, this appeals to those cigarette smokers and vapers among us. In the traditional office environment, going for a smoke break with a fellow employee on a lunch break was normal and allowed many to socialise with their colleagues regularly. This is something that we are confident a lot of you are missing while working from home. While it is essential to take breaks in the workplace, it is just as important to do the same while at home. Purchase vape liquid from the likes of Aquavape and other such businesses, and make sure to take your breaks now too! Allowing yourself some time to get some air and satisfy any nicotine cravings that you might have will enable you to stay motivated on your work and enable you to continue the working routine you usually have, making you feel a bit more normal in these crazy times. 

Step Away from the Desk

Most of us spend our lunches in the office away from our lunch desks. Whether it is going outside for a cigarette or going for a walk around the block, this is the opportunity to get a break from your desk and detach from your to-do list. Making sure to keep this up while working from home will further enable you to feel a bit more normal!

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