What you do during your midday break might vary depending on your job, company culture or personal priorities—but the experts agree all workers should try to do these 14 things during lunch hour:
Make a plan.Don’t squander your lunch break because it’s ‘free time’. Time is a non-renewable resource, wherever you are, whatever the time of day. Try your best to plan it out and make the most of it.You should also plan your activities immediately after lunch. Giving thought to how you prioritize and schedule events in the afternoon can maximize your productivity
Take a real break.Breaking from work for 60 seconds to chow down your lunch at your desk doesn’t count. In order to get a period of true respite, the time has to involve an actual break from work. Try not to check your e-mail, bring work with you or talk about work during lunch.
离开办公桌 Get up from your desk or work space.Staying at your desk is a big no-no. There are more and more reports on the dangers of sitting too long, so even just getting up to walk to another room to eat is important, or better still, getting outside for some fresh air and a quick walk can do wonders for the body and spirit.
Eat. Don’t try to be a hero and starve yourself for the sake of being a hard worker or checking off another “to-do” item. You’ll pay for it later when you can’t concentrate and throw your body off balance. 吃东西。不要想着当英雄，把饿着肚子努力工作或者边吃边做事当成是理所当然。当你稍后没办法集中精力工作或者把自己的身体搞坏了你就会吃到苦头了。
享受食物 Enjoy your food. Lunch should be about having lunch. Treat yourself to something you enjoy that fits with your diet. If you have a favorite place or a particular food you enjoy make sure to go and enjoy it at least once a week. You only live once. 享受食物。午饭时间就是要吃午饭。在午饭时间就吃点自己喜欢吃的食物。如果你有特别喜欢的餐馆或者食物，那就去享受这些你喜欢的食物吧，至少每周去吃一次，毕竟人生不会重来。
做其他时间无法做的事 Do what you can’t do in the morning or evening. Some errands—like going to the Post Office or the bank—must be handled during work hours. Be strategic and use your lunch break to accomplish some of those personal errands that can’t be handled before or after work. 做那些早晚无法去做的事情。一些琐事，比如去邮局或去银行，这些事必须要在工作时间才能去做。战略性地在午休时间安排这些事情，把无法在上班前或下班后去做的事情放到午休时间来做。
结识新朋友 Use the time to connect with someone new. Our workplace interactions can be so fleeting that we really never actually get to know the people we spend most of our days with. When you don’t really know those you interact with it’s easy to dehumanize them and take them for granted. Take some time to get out of the office, grab a sit down lunch, and get to know your co-workers. 去结识新朋友。工作中的交流都是来去匆匆，所以我们很少有机会真正地认识工作中的伙伴。当你无法真正了解你的同事时，你就很容易忽视他们的感情并认为这样是理所当然的。花点时间走出办公室，找个地方坐下来吃顿午饭，好好认识一下你的同事。
与老朋友叙旧 Catch up with old friends. If you have a friend who works nearby, try to meet him or her during lunch occasionally. Remember, your personal life needs tending to just as much as your work-life, so be sure to take the spare time you have and use it to fulfill your personal needs. Your midday break is a good opportunity to catch up and socialize, in person or by phone—but don’t lose track of time, and don’t treat it like happy hour. 与老朋友叙旧。如果你有个朋友在附近工作，那么就试着在午休时间联系一下对方。记住，个人生活和工作一样也需要时时维护。所以，要留出一点时间，并好好利用这些时间来满足你的个人需要。你的午休时间是与老朋友叙叙旧、唠唠嗑的好机会，见面也好，打电话也行。但是不要忘了时间，别把午休时间的小聚当成是下班后的欢乐时光。