One way that having a dog or cat is perfect for helping you to improve your mental health while working at home is they help you stay on schedule.
Every morning and every night, you have to feed them, no matter what. If you have a dog, you have to make sure they get exercise.
Even though this may seem like just another day in your life of being a good pet parent, it matters because it helps you have structure.
It helps give you a routine and something you can expect to do at certain times every day.
Having a routine is something that will really keep you feeling better and more accomplished while outside of the office.
A second way that a pet greatly contributes to better mental health is through reducing stress. It’s easy to feel anxious and stressed out right now, but plenty of studies have been done that prove pet ownership relieves stress.
Also, if you own a pet it reduces your chances of being depressed. How cool is that?
To top it all off, dopamine and serotonin levels in your brain are increased when you play with a cat or dog, and those two things help to keep you relaxed and calm.
Petting or hugging your pet is another way to manage your stress levels. It’s a form of sensory stress relief that calms you down faster while also lowering your blood pressure at the same time.
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