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These 6 Things Will Make You Happier At Work

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It's easy to feel weighed down by our workloads when we spend so much of our time each week at the office. However, there are ways for us to improve our well-being and stay motivated while on the clock -- and more and more employers are paying attention to them.

Turnstone general manager Brian Shapland joined HuffPost Live host Caroline Modarressy-Tehrani today to discuss the six dimensions of workplace well-being and how integrating them into your office environment can make you a happier and healthier employee. Mindfulness sits at the top of the list.

"We're all feeling in this 24/7, mobile and global world that we are working so fast," said Shapland. "Small business owners and startups are really trying to be in the moment and really trying to be engaged in what they're doing, and that's tough given all the demands on our time."

Shapland also explained why a sense of belonging is so important and how employers can go about creating a welcoming environment for their employees.

"The workplace can serve as a destination to bring people together," he said. "As people are sort of burning the candle at both ends and working 24/7, if you can create a sense of choice and control in the office for people to work where they want to work and come to connect with others, if you can create spaces where they informally and socially connect, that really builds trust. And when you have trust, you build a sense of belonging. When you have belonging, you have wellbeing and you're happy at work and healthier at work."

To hear more about the other four dimensions of workplace well-being, watch the full HuffPost Live clip in the video above.

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