I spend a lot of time thinking about work snacks. In fact, I take great pride in curating a compelling collection of snacks and beverages at my desk. Crunchy, salty, sweet, and caffeinated. Some line their desks with photos; I line mine with snacks.
Speaking of work drinks, I also cultivate a collection of cups at my desk. My top shelf is lined with teas, coffee pods, and beverage receptacles not limited to a glass skull cup, mug decorated with photos of my godcats, and loose-leaf tea maker.
My days are rarely boring which means they are often stressful. Having good work snacks and drinks is not just self-care, it’s ESSENTIAL. I may not be able to walk away from uncomfortable phone calls, but I can walk away from my desk and make a hot cup of tea that pairs perfectly with one of my snacks.
The key to enjoying work snacks is the first rule of work snacks which is that it’s never too early to eat work snacks.
Here’s a list of my eight favorites that have sustained me through many wacky weeks: