Much of our time is spent in the workplace as we look for a means to get by. As we meet new people in these places, we end up forming friendships with those who work beside us. These relationships can be so important to us.

Here is why work friends are such a blessing in our lives.

1. Work is more fun.

Sometimes, work can be extremely boring, especially on slow days when you have to sit around doing nothing. At these moments, your friends can make your day more exciting by being there to chat and joke around with you. Even if this involves sharing funny emails and memes, it can make your workday more exciting for you.

2. They love you for real.

While you cannot choose who you work with, you always get to choose your friends. So, when you understand that your work friends decided to be friends with you and be in a close and loving relationship with many benefits, that is truly great.

3. They offer great advice.

When you go to work after being in a fight with your spouse, it is the work friends who can help you deal with the problem. They can give you great advice on the best course of action and some will even step in to help reduce your workload so that you have an easier time during such low moments.

4. They are basically your family.

Your work buddies will often see you as family. So, whenever you face any personal issue, they will be there to assist and help you deal with it. They will often attend weddings and other family events and ensure that you feel supported and loved.

5. You always have someone to join you for lunch and breaks.

Instead of eating your meals alone, you can spend that time with your friends, which makes these moments more exciting and fun. This should also make you feel rejuvenated as you go about your workday, which is a huge plus, obviously.

6. They make great group texts.

When you form a group with your workmates, you share a lot of things with each other, forming close bonds. Therefore, you will never get bored, and you will always love working around them and sharing with them important things about your life.

7. They get you.

When you get home, it can be hard to explain how frustrating of a day you had at work. Even if they are supportive, you cannot really vent as much as you would like to since they will not understand everything you are saying. However, work buddies can, and when you say have had a bad day for one reason or another, they will instantly understand and make you feel better.

8. Meeting outside of work is also great.

Since you spend most of your time at work with your colleagues, going out or meeting outside of work can be really exciting. During these rare moments, you can finally be free in front of each other and have all the fun you cannot usually enjoy while at work.