Happiness Fundamentals

How To Be Happy At Work

There’s an old adage saying that you’re not supposed to be happy at work because ‘It’s called work for a reason!” (They even wrote a book about it!) Well, we don’t believe that this is true! After talking to one of our real estate lawyers at the law firm Merlino and Gonzalez, they gave us some great advice on what makes the day go fast and work and how to enjoy it, which I will impart that wisdom onto you!

Find A Work Best Friend – Do you think Merlino and Gonzalez would be partners in a law firm is they weren’t best friends? That might be wishful thinking, but finding that one good work friend can make all the difference. You need at least one friend to bitch too, gossip with, talk bad about the managers with, and work on projects with. When you are having fun at work with your friend, the time will fly by and you will be surprised how much more gets done!

Eat! – A lot of people think that they are so overwhelmed with work that they don’t have time to take a lunch break. Do It Anyway! Sometimes your brain needs to take a break from the stress of work. Go out for a cup of coffee every now and then. Eating a well-balanced lunch that healthy for you and making sure you are drinking water can give you more energy to make it through the afternoon of your job and make you overall happier. Don’t forget to keep snacks on hand for the 3 pm wall. Keeping your blood sugar at a normal level will keep away the cravings!

Move Around – Get up! Get a fit bit and make sure you do your 250 steps. Moving around and giving yourself a mental break and a little physical activity will get your blood flowing and energy levels back up.

How do you stay happy at work?

Benefits of Meditation

Meditation is one of those things that everyone seems to be doing nowadays and you aren’t sure why… or you’ve at least tried to meditate and find yourself bored out of your mind not understanding how it’s impacting or helping your body.

Here’s a few benefits of meditation, along with some tips and tricks that you need to keep in mind next time you go to take a quick 15-minute break at work:

Stress Reduction – when you clear all your thoughts of your mind, you can focus on relaxation. Some advice is to focus on each individual body part and visualize it becoming relaxed. Start with your left big toe and work your way through all your toes. Then start with the right big toe and relax each toe. Then move onto the feet, legs, hips, etc, all the way up to the top of the head. By the time you are done with this, you will begin to feel relaxed and the stress will melt away.

Improved Cardiovascular System – once you are fully relaxed, the blood vessels in your body will begin to open up which increases circulation and causes a drop in blood pressure (which rises a lot when you are stressed). Mediation can be a natural and effective way to lower blood pressure without having to take medication and deal with nasty side effects. Although, we recommend that you don’t stop taking medication without talking to a doctor first.

Become Energized – when you reach a deep state of meditation, the brain waves in your head are similar to that of a deep sleep. After a deep meditation, do the reverse process. Start with your left toe and wiggly it. Work your way up to the top of your head. Once you start to move around you will feel energizing. Mediation is the true definition of a “power nap”!!

The Secret of Happiness

What does it even mean to be happy? Can you even achieve it? It is our philosophy that happiness comes in small doses and by implementing these small changes you can bring happiness to your life every day of your life. We hope that this site will help teach you many different ways to be happy so you can live an longer and stress-free life.