To lunch or m-unch?

Each day most of you get a lunch break. Many though 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 that 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 three 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 m-unch or simply lunch? That is the question for the next week – here’s hoping you can m-unch (maximise your lunch).

Kirsty Dunphey is the youngest ever Australian Telstra Young Business Woman of the Year, author of two books (her latest release is ‘Retired at 27, If I Can do it Anyone Can’) and a passionate entrepreneur who started at age 15 and opened her own real estate agency at 21. Currently Kirsty heads up the premium online copywriting site for real estate agents and is a co-director of Elephant Property in Launceston,Tasmania’s only boutique real estate agency purely for investment property owners. Kirsty’s other ventures are outlined at her website where you can also sign up for her newsletter.


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