cowork newsUnlocking Productivity and Well-being: The Power of Lunch Breaks at Generator Hub

Unlocking Productivity and Well-being: The Power of Lunch Breaks at Generator Hub

Unlocking Productivity and Well-being: The Power of Lunch Breaks at Generator Hub

In our fast-paced professional lives, it’s easy to dismiss the importance of lunch breaks. Yet, at the Generator Hub coworking office space in Exeter, we’ve embraced the value of this midday pause, recognizing its potential to foster connections and boost well-being. Inspired by a compelling article from coworking magazine, we explore the significance of lunch breaks and offer practical tips to maximise this essential downtime.

The Importance of Lunch Breaks 

The hustle and bustle of professional life often leads to professionals overlooking the significance of lunch breaks. Whether engaged in personal tasks or, worse, skipping breaks altogether, these practices can result in increased eye strain, heightened stress levels, and a decrease in overall job satisfaction.

Maximising Lunch Breaks at the Generator Hub 

The Generator Hub, nestled in Exeter, has curated a unique communal space that encourages informal interactions among its members. This environment has given rise to genuine friendships and a sense of familial connection among coworkers. Witnessing the positive impact of taking breaks, we share tips inspired by the coworking magazine article to help you make the most of your lunch break.

  1. Prioritise Self-Care 

Use your lunch break for self-care, whether through a brisk walk, a short meditation session, or stretching exercises. Investing time in your well-being can significantly boost your mood and productivity.

  1. Connect with Coworkers 

Engage with coworkers during breaks to forge stronger personal connections. Reduced stress and an improved sense of job satisfaction are benefits that result from fostering relationships with those around you.

  1. Learn and Grow 

Expand your knowledge during breaks by reading a book or listening to a podcast related to your personal or professional interests. This contributes to intellectual stimulation, professional growth, and staying updated with industry trends.

  1. Incorporate Physical Exercise 

Combat stress and boost energy levels by incorporating physical exercise into your lunch break routine. Whether it’s a brief jog or a yoga session, the positive impact on your well-being is undeniable. Join the Generator Hub at one of our monthly net-walking events around the Exeter quayside, for fresh air and conversation.


  1. Intellectual Nourishment

Feed your mind with content that aligns with your interests. Reading or listening during breaks provides intellectual and emotional benefits, offering a welcome break from work-related stressors.  Keep an eye out for our Lunch and Learn sessions regularly hosted from our Exeter Office space.

  1. Contribute to the Community 

Consider volunteering or contributing to the community during your lunch break. This not only gives you a sense of purpose and fulfilment but also reinforces the importance of giving back.

  1. Efficient Chores 

Tackle daily chores efficiently during your break, saving time and contributing to a healthier work-life balance. Small tasks, when done mindfully, can enhance your overall efficiency.


In conclusion, lunch breaks are not just a time to refuel physically but also an opportunity to recharge mentally and emotionally. By incorporating these seven techniques into your lunch break routine, you can enhance your efficiency, productivity, and overall well-being. So, the next time you find yourself debating whether to skip your break, remember that taking time for yourself can have a profound impact on both your professional and personal life.

Original Article HERE

The Generator Hub in Exeter is the city’s original independent Co-work Space.  If you are a local Exeter business, or from further afield, looking for office space, meeting room space, hot desking or co-working space get in touch with us at [email protected]  We can host your business activity and support your remote and hybrid working teams.  We offer Virtual Office services, Registered Business Address, Networking opportunities and a genuine sense of community.  What are you waiting for?  We can’t wait to meet you