In the coming days and weeks, we all have to practice social distancing to prevent the spread of COVID-19. It may seem as though our lives will come to a standstill during these times, but that doesn’t have to be the case.

Once upon a time, workers sat down, relaxed and ate a hearty meal during their lunch hour. That was before the days of always-accessible emails, cell phones and marathon errand lists. All too often these days, our midday breather is foiled by stress, tasks and a never-ending priorities list. On top of that, when we do find a moment to munch, it’s often to speed-eat whatever salty, fatty, high-caloric foods we can get our mitts on. Let’s change that. Here are five ways to make the most of your lunch hour.

So you’re stressed. You search for ways to destress, but realise that you’re too busy and stressed to actually destress. Not destressing makes you more stressed, but giving yourself time to destress just makes you stressed about all the things you ‘should’ be doing instead. Does this exhausting story sound familiar?