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4 Ways to Spend Your Lunch Break

4 Ways to Spend Your Lunch Break

Jul 28, 2014

Who says your lunch break has to be for lunch? We know your work week can be draining. This break in the day leaves room for more than just scarfing down a sandwich at your desk! 1. Exercise Physically getting up from your desk can improve productivity (not to mention preserve sanity!) Whether you take a few laps around the parking lot, or take a half hour to run on the treadmill at a nearby gym, you can use your lunch break to improve your wellness and stay active. 2. Plan your weekend Having something to look forward to can drastically improve your week! Take some time during your break to research fun nightlife or travel options for the upcoming weekend. 3. Run some errands Is your to-do list getting longer? Cross off some things during your lunch break! Make that dentist appointment, or run to the drug store to pick up some shampoo. Any little errand can make a difference! 4. Just lunch!  Maybe you’re old fashioned and like to use your lunch break for just that – lunch! Make it interesting. Grab some coworkers and go out to lunch, or see if the office wants to order in something...

5 Ways to Energize Your Workweek

5 Ways to Energize Your Workweek

Jun 16, 2014

Do you ever come home on a Friday evening feeling like a zombie thanks to an exhausting workweek? Challenge yourself to do something each day to feel more energized and and actually enjoy your week! Monday Treat yourself to your favorite coffee! Let’s face it, we all need a little pick-me up on a Monday morning. Stop in at your favorite coffee shop and get yourself that cup of joe. You know it will help you start your week on a more positive note! Tuesday Pack a delicious AND nutritious lunch! It’s often too easy to get in the habit of eating an easy, unhealthy lunch everyday. This Tuesday, pack yourself something that will give you energy to be productive all day long! Try a spinach salad and some apples, bananas, or watermelon – all delicious, energy-boosting options. Wednesday Go for a mid-day (and mid-week) walk! After lunch, get moving. Whether you’re alone or with a buddy, breaking up the day with some exercise can help you clear your mind and relieve stress. Just getting away from your desk for a couple minutes can work wonders! Thursday Rent your favorite movie! Go old school and stop by your favorite local movie store to peruse the aisles. Make some popcorn, put on some sweatpants, and celebrate the fact that tomorrow is Friday! Friday Treat yourself to a fun Friday night! Not only are exciting weekend plans something to look forward to the whole week, but they are a great way to blow off steam. Go to happy hour with some coworkers, or go out on the town with friends you haven’t seen in a while. No matter what you do, just T.G.I.F!   How do you energize YOUR workday? Is it something on this list, or do you have your own secret? COMMENT...

@1871 First Day

@1871 First Day

Aug 30, 2013

eMazeMe has moved in, well partially, to 1871 today. This digital co-working space features some of the hottest tech startups in Chicago and we are thrilled to join such an accomplished group.