Are you often distracted from what you’re doing or just not present to who you’re with?

Let’s face it, in our over-wired world, most of us feel pressure to get more done, with less, faster… all while digital distractions compete relentlessly for our attention. Left unchecked, the 24/7 pace and pressures of our lives can leave us moving through our days mindlessly on autopilot, missing out on being present to ourselves and to life itself.

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.