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When I was busy it often I often  got a sandwich or lunchbox and I ate at my desk.  It is only much later that I realized that this is a very bad habit.

 

  • Eating at your desk does not make you more productive. Whilst eating you are not really focused on your work and how often did you take this opportunity to just surf the Internet.
  • Taking a short break boosts productivity which makes up for the “lost minutes”.
  • Eating at the desk creates clutter and dirt, and you might spend time re-arranging the stuff on your desk to create space to eat.
  • When your mouth is full it is difficult to pick-up the phone anyhow.

 

The conclusion is that even if you only have the time for a short sandwich you better take a short walk away from your desk. You will return more refreshed and once back to your working environment you can immediately re-focus on getting things done.

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7 Responses to “Don’t eat at your desk”

  1. Frederic Gillant says:

    Nico, you know that I am a regular offender when it comes to eating Subw*y sandwiches in front of my PC. It actually gives me the time to read the news on “Le Monde” website and relax a little bit. I do admit though that 1) my office stinks afterwards 2) I don’t answer the phone at that time 3) it is better to go and buy the sandwich yourself to get a bit of fresh air rather than have it delivered at your desk.

  2. Damian says:

    One of my colleagues read this post while he was eating lunch at his desk. Now he’s in a catch-22…

  3. Nicolas says:

    @Damian:
    May be there is one exception: You are allowed to eat at your desk if you read my blog :)

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