I am very fortunate to have a very flexible job. Yet, like most people I generally take my lunch break around noon (mostly because that is when I am hungry). Occasionally, I will have lunch plans with a friend or a lunch meeting. But on days where I have nothing planned, which is most days, I usually bring my own lunch (to save on money and to be healthy) and eat by myself. I used to have lunch in my office, but since I have moved into an office without windows I really need to get out of the office now and then. So lately I have been heating up my lunch and eating at a table and bench outside. But, it really doesn't take me an entire hour to eat lunch and since I usually have lunch by myself, I don't know what to do with myself for the rest of the hour.
At my last job, we had a lunch room where most people brought their lunch to eat. So I ate with my co-workers. Since I work on a college campus, we do have a dining hall but they are closed during the summer so I don't have that type of space right now. I suppose I could go out and eat but I don't want to spend the money. Sometimes I will go run errands but I don't have to do that everyday and with the price of gas, I would rather stay around campus than drive somewhere. So, I usually end up having a short lunch then going back to my office. Sounds kind of sad now that I write this all out. I guess I wonder what other people do. Am I the only sad, lonely person who eats her lunch by herself? :(
What do you do during your lunch break?