Improve yourself

Use your lunch break to learn new things

 

If you’re tired of watching your Facebook feed with a blank look on your face whenever it’s time for lunch, and you don’t know what else to do, here are some exciting things to try out and to help you invest your time into something that is a little bit more productive.

You might think it’s not a big deal, but if you add up all of those minutes you spend doing nothing but glancing at a boring feed, you’ll realize that you could spend that time on something that will enrich your resume. This could get you a better job than the one you have right now.

One of the first things I recommend you to do when you get ten minutes for yourself and an excellent sandwich, is to learn a new language. The Internet is full of free apps for your phone like Duolingo and Memrise, which can help you pick up any language you want in no time. The most sought-after are Spanish and Mandarin.

You won’t even have to study grammar or any confusing rules, as these apps rely on images and sound to allow you to enrich your portfolio. You never know where you’re going to travel next, so it’s always a good thing to know you’ll be able to get along with the locals. And I bet your boss will be happy too to have such a cultured employee.

Another thing you can do on your lunch break instead of getting obsessed over Instagram is to meditate. This is a great method for someone to learn more about themselves and to allow them to cope with everyday stress. It is a super productive way to spend your lunch, especially if you had a rough morning. If you desire to get even more skilled at this whole soul-searching ordeal, read a guide on the best devices to help you relax at work.

A new way to spend your lunch and to improve your CV at the same time is to learn new skills via internet guides. Many websites are filled with hundreds of online lessons on varied topics, where you can find anything from ukulele lessons to how to edit your iPhone photos. Some of the lessons only require a few minutes a day, and I recommend you also to try drawing lessons since I’ve tried them myself and they worked.

My favorite method of getting a daily dose of information while I enjoy my favorite meal is by reading. There isn’t any other way that’s as efficient as reading when it comes to becoming an expert in any topic or field. And with websites like Audible, Scribd and Amazon, reading is easier and more accessible than ever.

You might as well do it on your phone or via an e-reader, or you can also buy the printed book and carry it with you everywhere you go to make sure you have a reliable friend by your side at all times.