Take a Soccer Lunch Break Today

Last Updated Aug 12, 2009 2:52 PM EDT

If you're a soccer fan, you probably know that the USA is playing Mexico today for World Cup qualifying. It's a big deal -- we've never beaten Mexico on their turf, and we lost to them 5-0 in the Gold Cup Final (ouch).

Why am I talking about soccer today? Because I think taking breaks helps boost your energy, engagement, and productivity. And today's game starts at 1 p.m. PT/4 p.m. ET, which is a perfect break time for just about anyone.

So carve out a little time to tune in. If you're on the West Coast, find a restaurant with Telemundo. If you're elsewhere, or just can't get out of the office, catch the match online with Terra. It'll be streaming live (in Spanish).

Even if you're not a diehard soccer aficionado, a little workday viewing may help you reach your GOOOOOOOOOOAL!s today.

  • CC Holland

    CC Holland is a writer and editor whose work has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, and a number of national magazines. Online, she was a columnist for AnchorDesk.com and writes regularly for Law.com and BNET. On the other side of the journalism desk, she's been a managing editor for ZDNet, CNet, and KCBS-TV in Los Angeles, where she earned an APTRA Best News Web Site award.