I take a late lunch. I take a late lunch on purpose. I most typically take my lunch at 1:00pm so that there is less time at the end of the day. I am off at 4:30pm, so there is 2.5 hours of the work day left when I get back from lunch. But, as of late, I have noticed a problem.
The afternoon is dragging after lunch.
Like. Seriously. Dragging.
That 2.5 hours between the return from lunch and the end of the work day seem just as long as the first 5.5 hours of the day. What’s the deal with that?
There has got to be a reasonable answer for this but I am just not finding it. Instead I spend the afternoon watching the clock and hoping that somehow the end of the day gets there faster than possible in the time/space continuum.
I make coffee.
I go to the bathroom.
I visit co-workers (when I am in the office).
I work on the never ending list of work.
Why are afternoons so hard? Do you know?
I’m retired now, but like you, when I was working, I took my lunch break at 1pm, so the afternoon would be shorter. I took care of the big problems in the morning and left the piddly ones for after lunch. By the way, I was a financial patient rep., which meant finding ways for patients to pay their medical bills. The piddly work was making adjustments to patients bills, which involved talking to people in other departments. It helped the time pass quicker.
Prioritize your time a little differently.
Thanks for the suggestion.