Mind At Work: Why Dogs Are Good For Your Mental Health
Have you been feeling more tired lately? As if you have no reason to get up in the morning because you’re feeling like your life has no purpose? Everyone all over the world has been feeling the same thing and it has gone worse during the pandemic. It is most likely the cause of having an uncertain future and being stuck at home with lockdowns still happening in some parts of the globe.
But we know one thing that can help you better your mental state during these uncertain times — dogs! These fur buddies are literally heaven-sent creatures to make your life happier and here are reasons why. Read on!
Dogs are active
Dogs are innately energetic and active beings. Being such, their usual routine includes a lot of activities like having regular walks and playing around. As much as they really enjoy being out there, the pooches also require a lot of attention because they have needs that have to be met.
Basically, having a pup is like having a child, too! That is why having a dog will greatly influence you to be more active by having them keep up with that kind of active lifestyle plus, they can also help you to develop a sense of responsibility. Both of these are surely needed especially during these times when our lifestyle became stagnant due to the pandemic.
These pooches will keep you company
We know for a fact how dogs are loyal. By keeping them company we feel a certain kind of bond with them and can therefore greatly affect your emotions and feelings. And if they have that effect on you, you know what this means?
These pups can surely make you happy for they can also sense the mood you are having. We don’t know if it’s coincidence but, a lot of people started adopting dogs since the pandemic. This only goes to show that dogs could be a great company especially during isolation.
Dogs are more health friendly
Whatever health problems you are having, dogs can be there to help you get through them. This is because dogs are easy to train and can be trained for health purposes. We all see how there are emotional support dogs, low sugar alert dogs for diabetics, seeing dogs, etc.
And believe it or not, studies have shown that being exposed to pets, such as dogs, can help you improve your immune system. Which means developing resilience over some allergies or simply building up your immune system against COVID-19.
These fur buddies make you live your life better
Do you just see or watch videos of dogs just goofing around or acting stupid and they just make you laugh? Well, these pups are actually living the life as they know it. They just do whatever makes them happy. You should too.
Dogs can help you influence your view in life and just learn how to lay back for a while. When you see your dog curious or excited, it will be fun to join them in that moment. You’ll be surprised how lightly you will feel after.
Dogs help you connect
One thing dogs constantly seek from you is attention and affirmation. It may come off as needy to all of you but, who doesn’t need love and attention from others, right? And dogs can teach you just that.
Dogs show you and can teach you that it is okay to look for love sometimes. And if you are having trouble connecting with or expressing to others, well, they are there for you. They are always there for you. Dogs do not hold the title “Man’s Best Friend” for nothing. And just like us, dogs need loving homes, too. If this inspired you to have a dog, don’t forget to visit your local shelters to find your companion.