What to Do with a 1 Hour Lunch Break?

posted 3 years ago in Career
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

Actually – I work out on my 1 hour lunch. I get 15 mins to walk down, change etc, 30 to work out, 15 to shower real quick, dry my hair, which really is just re fixing it I don’t wash it at the gym or anything, dress, and walk back. I love it.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee

We technically get hour lunch breaks. However, we have the freedom to take them when we want. It is just that we work 8-5 and get paid of 8 hours a day. 

Honestly I usually work through lunch. Sometimes I’ll run out and grab something but take it back to my office to eat. If I bring my lunch I just eat at my desk. 

However, sometimes if I have errands to run I’ll run them around that time. 

In the past I have worked out but it always ends up taking longer than an hour. From getting changed, working out, going to a building I can shower, then grabbing something to eat, it usually took me about an hour and 30 minutes. 

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

You could always take a walk! That is what I do during my lunch break and it is a really refreshing change from the office.

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

I do homework for my Master’s class. When that’s not in session I take walks (I work downtown) or read a book. Also, I have made friends here over time and we sometimes go out to lunch and chat all hour long.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee

@CMSnails:  My top items were: read, walk around (I usually work in a downtown area), and find some place to take a nap!

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

@CMSnails:  Yes, esp. in the summer when it gets into the 100s here. Typically I limit the time I walk, or stay in the shade. I walk a lot more during the fall,winter, and early spring.

Post # 10
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

I usually don’t take a lunch unless I actually have plans to go out. I’d rather just go home earlier!

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@MrsZynxy:  +1

 

I go for a walk everyday on my lunch break. Its nice to get out and get some air. And you dont  get all sweaty and gross like you would working out.

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2015

@CMSnails:  Realistically I work straight through lunch 3 out of 5 days!

But when I can escape I go to the gym and work out or swim. It’s great to get away from your desk, and I recommend making a habit of getting away for the full hour (wherever possible) from day 1 otherwise you’ll end up like me and work through it all too often! (remember, it’s most likely unpaid work time!)

Post # 13
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

Um…eat? I take an hour lunch and go sit and eat and read. 

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I usually run errands or read if I don’t work through my lunch.

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@CMSnails:  I eat lunch and web surf or watch shows on my computer.

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

I spend 1/2 hour for lunch, and 1/2 hour for catching up on the Bee! True story. I’m involved in 8 weddings over a 5 month period and so my evenings are completely full. If I want forum time, it’s on the bus in the morning, or on my lunch. 🙂

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