Top 5: Ways to Spend your lunch break

Go for a stroll

Sometimes after eating your lunch, ideally not something super filling and carby, it’s nice to just have a wander. Now the weather is getting nicer and the sun is showing itself a bit more, I feel really content just going for a 20-30 minute walk, maybe listening to some upbeat music. You don’t have to do a fast walk and get all sweaty, you don’t wanna go back to work smelling. It’ll help you get some light exercise in during the day too.


Now some of us work in an office or at home, it all varies. If you can, doing some yoga for 20 minutes out of your lunch break could really help de-stress and relax you for the afternoon. You could get a few of your colleagues and meet once a week if there is a spare office or room that isn’t used? Maybe make it a lunch time club. You can find yoga workouts online, I of course always mention Tara Stiles, search her on YouTube. She gives light workouts to do, you could do that, get changed then sit and have your lunch. It could help you forget if you’ve had a particularly stressful morning.

Call & Catch up

As we get older, work and commitments get in the way of some real girl time, plan ahead so your lunches match up. Have a long chat on the phone or even grab a coffee if you work close. Have a catch up and a laugh, get those endorphins going!


Sometimes it is nice to just escape in a book. Grab a coffee, settle down and get through a good chapter or two, depending on how fast you read. I’m currently reading Gone Girl and I love reading on my break, need to keep an eye on the time though! Don’t want to get to into it and be late!

Go out to eat
A lot of us, myself included have a pretty set lunch we will take to work. Mine is normally microwave rice or salad. It’s nice to mix it up and make a change. Plan with one of your colleagues and go to a near by restaurant and have a proper meal. It’ll give you time to chat and discuss the morning you’ve had. You can also have an extra 2 minutes in bed as you won’t need to make your lunch, bonus!

So theres a few ideas. What do you do on your lunch? Anything interesting, let me know in the comments below.



  1. Amanda Bootes
    April 15, 2015 / 9:02 am

    These are some lovely ideas! Will be trying this out on my next break! Thank you 😊😊Amanda ||

    • drained beauty
      April 15, 2015 / 8:07 pm

      Hope you enjoy them! πŸ™‚

  2. Gillian: Eyeliner Flicks
    April 15, 2015 / 9:07 am

    Lovely post. I used to go for a walk on my lunchbreak in my old job & it was so lovely. Really should get back to doing that now since we have good weather again.Gill x EyelinerFlicks

    • drained beauty
      April 15, 2015 / 8:08 pm

      Yeah, it's lovely to go for a walk in the sunshine with some music on πŸ™‚

  3. Emily Brookes
    April 15, 2015 / 10:20 am

    I love to read in my lunch break, it relaxes me so much! In the summer it's really great to head to a park and sit outside to read in the sunshine :)Emily xxx Emily May Designs

    • drained beauty
      April 15, 2015 / 8:10 pm

      Yeah, theres no park by my work but some grass, thats my plan in summer. πŸ™‚

  4. Elisabeth Hayes
    April 15, 2015 / 4:43 pm

    These are all great ideas! I love going for a walk on my lunch break now that it's warmer, it really helps clear my mind and gives me a fresh start for the afternoon.xo, Liz

    • drained beauty
      April 15, 2015 / 8:10 pm

      Deffo, especially if it's been a particularly stressful morning. πŸ™‚

  5. Megan Roisin
    April 16, 2015 / 10:51 am

    What lovely ideas, I think it's really important to make the most of lunch breaks and do something really nice in them!Megan xLondon Callings

  6. Danni young
    April 19, 2015 / 10:06 am

    These are great ideas! I really need to get out more at work! I just end up sitting on my computer! :|

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