What would you do if your employer gave you 30 extra days of annual leave? Learn a language, spend your time visiting galleries and museums, get swept up in a whirlwind romance?! Just over a year ago, after complaining that I never had enough time to do the things I wanted to do, I realised there were around 240 hours (or 30 working days) a year that I wasn’t using: my lunch breaks.
In her book Gone For Lunch: 52 Things to do in Your Lunch Break, Laura encourages us all to stop looking at our screens and take that time to explore, relax, write or draw.
Most of the suggestions included in the book are completely free and only require 20 minutes, once a week - it's about taking back some of your time to do something for yourself. You'll be surprised how big an impact it will have on your life.
Quadrille, £7.99 amazon.co.uk
Words by Daisy Allsup. The Iris Letter April 2017.