• Alice Prenat

"SURVIVING WORKING FROM HOME" SERIES (3/4): HOW TO CONTAIN THE SNACKING

Updated: Mar 28, 2020


(Article en français 🇫🇷)

After about 10 years working in different types of open spaces in a previous 'life' evolving in different marketing positions and now after 4 years being happily self-employed working in different places around the world also having a shared photography studio, I do know oh so well how overwhelming it can get to get things done in a 'non-office' environment.


So I decided to share all my favorite tips & 'no BS tricks', in this blog post series to help you go through, in the best possible way, the coming weeks!


This is one of a 4 articles series. Check out all the other ones HERE.






WHERE TO EAT WHEN WORKING FROM HOME



When I was working in corporate, apart from special days, most of the time I would eat at the company cafeteria with my colleagues.

Despite not being the best food on the planet, that 'habit' holds actually 2 amazing advantages:

  • You don't eat at your computer multitasking big time.

  • As you are with your colleagues and you want to be polite, you actually don't eat with your nose stuck on your phone shoveling food without even noticing what you are eating (and the quantity you are eating).


When I started working from home, and you might have done that those latest weeks, ou want to be 'efficient' so you think "Let's do 2 things at the same time: eat and work !".


NOT GOOD.

After a month like that, you will not feel good I am telling you. (I have been there)

I am certain you have heard that multitasking is NOT the best bet to actually get stuff done. And eating in front of the computer OR the nose on your phone will also make you NOT realize really the quantity of food you are eating: as your brain won't realize that, it will get you snacking the whole day!


I am certain it happened to all of us: You know that moment when you have a snack, let's say a pack of crisps, next to your computer, and your hand goes for the 11th time towards the pack when you realize it's EMPTY ??? WHERE THE HECK DID THOSE CRISP WENT ??? (... in your belly 😉)



THE WINNING TRICK

So even if it's a 10min lunch, or an hour lunch, whatever time length:

Eat at another place than in front of your computer AND YOUR PHONE.

(Your phone is old enough to have its own lunch by itself! In its drawer for instance )


Do one thing at a time. Enjoy your food for real!


And despite the news being even more important these days, stop eating in front of your phone and social media: It will do NO GOOD either for your beach body nor to your mood.


Take 10' to eat and then 10' to check social media, but don't multitask.





WHERE TO PUT YOUR AFTERNOON SNACK: RIGHT OR LEFT SIDE OF YOUR COMPUTER?