Let’s face it, during the hours of 9AM-5PM, we are all pressed to accomplish the many tasks on our to do list and as sitting in front of the computer has become commonplace, it’s likely you’ve fallen victim to the rise of desktop dining.
It appears the majority of the American workplace agrees with Gordon Gekko when he says, “lunch is for wimps,” in the 1987 movie, Wall Street, due to the fact 83% of Americans regularly eat at their desks. This trend is now referred to as ‘desktop dining’ and it’s become the “go-to” for many working professionals in order to multitask and conquer all the emails, phone calls, and other various tasks that pop-up throughout the day.
Let’s explore why desktop dining is bad for you:
If you have empty wrappers at your desk, and your keyboard has more crumbs on it than a toaster tray, it’s time to take advantage of the following tips to save yourself from the consequences of ‘desktop dining’ before it’s too late!
Call me crazy, but work can wait. Take your health and well being into consideration the next time you think of working through lunch or plowing down your turkey sandwhich in less than 4-minutes. You’ll be shocked by the impact such little changes can have on your success and the future of your career, but you’ll never know unless you try.