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A year's worth of lunch breaks adds up to almost 

7 weeks of annual leave!*

 

In a world where we're constantly 'on', bombarded with emails, notifications and distractions - not to mention absorbed by personal commitments - it's never been more important to take a break and use it entirely for yourself. 

 

Whether it's getting started on that novel you've always wanted to write, learning a new language or skill, meeting new people, or just plain old relaxing - start using your lunch breaks to do all those things now. 

It'll change your attitude to your job, boost your mental health, your self-esteem, your physical wellbeing and, ultimately, reboot your life - all within the working day.  

Just half an hour, once or twice a week, is enough to make a difference. Sounds too good to be true, right?!

* 5-hours a week, multiplied by 52 weeks, divided by a 35-hour working week.

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LAURA ARCHER

Hello, I'm Laura - author of GONE FOR LUNCH: 52 THINGS TO DO IN YOUR LUNCH BREAK!

One day, back in 2016, I decided I was going to start taking my lunch breaks - using them to achieve personal projects, learn new skills, meet new people... and generally do everything that life normally got in the way of. I was blown over by the effect that these simple breaks away from my desk had on the rest of my day, my week, my month and my life. 

 

I'm now on a mission to try and get everyone, everywhere, to start using their lunch breaks for themselves and reconnect with what they love and want in life. I  write and speak publicly about lunch breaks and am always looking for opportunities to spread the word, so if you're interested in working together, please get in touch! And I won't come and spin you a load of blue sky nonsense: I also have a full-time office job, so I'm a firm believer (and practitioner) of what I preach. Ultimately, I'm an advocate for wellbeing at work, healthy minds and bodies, and happy and fulfilled lives. 

I've been lucky to be invited to speak by Lloyd's Banking Group, TSB, Marriott Hotel Group, Mars UK, Museum of London, A. T. Kearney, and many more!

If you would like me to come and speak at your office, write for your publication, or lead a lunch-time workshop, please contact me directly at laura@goneforlunch.com 

The revolution is spreading...!

I'm super excited to feature in The Sunday Times No. 1 Bestseller THE JOY OF WORK by Bruce Daisley! Couldn't recommend the whole book more highly - an absolute page turner and answers so many questions about why we sometimes feel a little lacklustre at work. 

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