Lunch Break Post

Coming at you live from my car!

Car selfie

I gave myself 25 minutes on the timer to write a quick post. I really want to write more but it’s so easy to make excuses about not having enough time or whatever.

Many of my coworkers insist on working right through lunch. They say they don’t have time to take lunch breaks and so they just eat at their desks and power through. I often feel pressured to do the same, mostly because I don’t want them to think I’m a slacker. But the truth is, my little brain can’t handle working all day long. I need a break.

I often come to a park that is not far from work. Most of the time I just sit in my car and read or write in my notebook. Ok, I also waste time on FB. But whatever I do, I try to get out of the office and give my brain a rest from work thoughts.  Forest bathing, for my lunch hour. You know how I love my trees.

Anyway. So there’s a lot of things I’d like to write about, such as the book I just read (Broken Open, by Elizabeth Lesser) and the book I am currently reading (The Untethered Soul, by Michael A Singer).

The first book is about how going through traumatic or difficult situations in life gives people the opportunity to go through what she calls a Phoenix Process, where your old self or parts of your old self die and a new and improved self is born. In some ways the book is a bit “woo woo” and heavy on the New Age philosophy, but I can be down with that. I am a proponent of reading books and taking what you like from them and leaving the rest behind. She quotes a lot of Rumi and Thich Nhat Hahn, which is always a plus in my book. The downside I felt with the audiobook was that the narrator had an irritating voice. I was able to listen past that for the most part, but it did get annoying at times.

The second book I just started, but it’s lot about mindfulness meditation practices and why they are good. So when I’m finished with that I’ll have to do a review.

I have two minutes left on the timer so I guess I’ll wrap it up here. Back to work!

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