Get your favorite lunch wrap or sandwich from your favorite deli. Better yet, try a sandwich you have not tried before. Also get a salad of your choice. Do not begin eating your lunch on the way back home or back to the office. When you get there, cut the wrap or sandwich in bite size pieces. Place the salad on a dish and the wrap around it. Add a few carrot sticks, because color is appetizing and chewing is satisfying. When ready to eat, sit in a place at work or in your home where you have not sat before. Savor the moment.
Did you know that the process of planning leisure time actually lowers stress, even days before you actually enjoy the time off? Plan your weekend… differently. We often go out-of-town to get away from it all at the end of a long work week. There is probably a gift shop, gallery or establishment offering activities or tours right in your community that you have not visited in a long time. Plan a visit. Then, plan a family meal with a twist: everyone must try at least one dish or food they have never eaten before. Ho! And if you do visit a local gift shop this coming weekend, buy a little something to remind you of your simple, delightful weekend near home.