Apparently, more than a third of the working class spends their lunch hour eating at the desk. I too have sometimes felt the need to work through lunch to either hit a deadline or make up for time lost at an appointment or in traffic.
But I also know from experience that getting away from my desk serves to make me more productive and focused when I return. If you don’t believe me, try it.
This is especially true when I break for lunch and use the time to exercise: run, cycle, walk, or yoga.
Perhaps this is why these two opted not to sit at their desks today. I wonder how much more focused they were upon their return to the office. Or how envious others were that they too did not take the time out to get away and clear their mind.