In general, I try to pack a lunch for work to avoid wasting money on the mediocre food that is available for purchase near my office. But when I’m busy, I have a tendency to leave my lunch-packing for the morning, when I’m usually rushing around trying not to be late. In this state it usually doesn’t occur to me that two slices of bread and a banana do not constitute a fulfilling lunch.
As the second trial in my effort to learn self-discipline, this week I’m going to commit to making an appetizing, multi-course meal for every work day. The ground rules are as follows:
- Every day this week I will bring a homemade multi-course meal to work.
- On no day will I purchase lunch at work.
- Each meal that I pack should be appetizing, and have multiple parts (no more plain bagels with water for lunch).
- I need to make my lunch the night before. Making it in the morning could theoretically satisfy my requirement of eating well at low cost, but part of the goal here is to de-convolute my crazy mornings.
- I’m allowed to cook for multiple meals ahead of time, but I need to pack each individual lunch the night before.
As with my 7-day running test, this exercise doesn’t necessarily have implications for my subsequent lunches. I’m just trying to force preemptive lunch-packing to be a more natural part of my routine.
Alright! I’m off to the store to get some grocery supplies for my lunches!