Do you have lunch at your desk?

Daniel Po
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Or do you take a break from the computer for lunch? I read a study that in the US most have lunch at their desk, and that in China they very often take a few minutes nap at their station after eating.

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Ezra At ComplYant
Social Media Specialist for ComplYant
I try not to. Lunch is a great time to get your brain off of work. We all need mental rest. I figure that 15 min away from my desk will not make or break the day.
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Daniel Po
Marketing & Product @ Gaming
@complyant I agree! I think it might look like someone is working but no human can go on without a break, especially when eating.
Kavya
Maker @ Resumey.Pro
When I used to work at a multinational bank earlier, I would have lunch at my desk. Although it wasn't my preferred option, everyone else had lunch at their respective desks, so I just mirrored the culture P.S. I'm based in Singapore
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Daniel Po
Marketing & Product @ Gaming
@k_j1 Super interesting! This makes sense - it really depends on the office.
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Fabian Maume
Founder of Tetriz.io
I'm taking lunch at my desk, usually using the time to watch some videos.
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Daniel Po
Marketing & Product @ Gaming
@fabian_maume So at least you give your mind some time off working, I can understand.
Neville Mehra
Digital Nomad. Co-Founder @ Genki
As an American, I can confirm that this is very common (or was, in offices) but I wonder how that's changed in the era of WFH (I guess more people eat and watch YouTube now)
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Daniel Po
Marketing & Product @ Gaming
@namehra I know! I wonder about that a lot, too. I always have breakfast by my station - either at home or in the office, so my first meal is always done while working. But for lunch I try to take a few minutes away from the computer in both places.
Miriam Barchilon
I try not to. It can be very beneficial to take your eyes off your screen for half an hour during the day. As for the study in China, I think it would be great if companies had a nap room in which employees could rest for 20 minutes (the perfect nap time).
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Daniel Po
Marketing & Product @ Gaming
@miriam_barchilon_elbaz 100%! Even just a simple breakroom (for people like me who wake up from naps furious, nauseous and confused )
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Jaskiran Kaur
I am fond of Science,Technology,Art,etc
There is a canteen near our company. Me and my colleagues go there and have lunch.
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