These past few months have been far from the usual, but one of the advantages to a global lockdown is staying at home with our furry friends. And more importantly, getting to work alongside them every day. Working from home with your pet(s) can add many benefits to your day-to-day life, so we wanted to take this opportunity to say thank you and give back to our furry friends.
Working with your pet not only allows for a comfortable work-home balance during the day, but it can also lower blood pressure and reduce stress levels. Petting an animal releases dopamine and serotonin in the brain, which can improve our mood and make us feel happy. If you’re feeling down, your serotonin and dopamine levels are probably low.
That being said, feel free to stop and pet your furry friend as much as you’d like throughout your workday because it’s only going to make you happier and healthier!
So, it’s been scientifically proven that pets significantly decrease the likelihood of a person developing anxiety or depression, but did you know it also has the same effect on your pet? Once a pet falls into the routine of the owner being home all day, every day, they start to become relaxed and less anxious about being separated from you.
Routines, in general, are well-received by pets because they provide stability and continuity. Knowing that they’ll be fed in the same place at the same time every day, or let out to use the bathroom every four hours like clockwork, are just two examples of how staying at home allows for routines to be made, resulting in a happier pet. Doing this will make for an even stronger bond between you and your furry friend.
Also, being given the opportunity to work from home can give a person more “free time” during the day, allowing them the time needed to adopt a pet. If you haven’t heard, there’s been a significant decrease in the number of animals up for adoption in shelters all over the country. More and more people are using their time and resources towards giving a pet the life of their dreams which is yet another great way to give back to not only yourself but the pet as well.
And for all the cat lovers out there, June is National Adopt a Cat Month! Be sure to hug your cats tight and tell them how much they mean to you! Also, if anyone you know is looking for a new furry friend to call their own, consider suggesting the adoption of a cat. There are plenty of furry felines of all kinds that are just waiting to find their “furever” homes!
From everyone at Skylight Creative, we want to give a special shoutout to all of our cat-owning customers and their furry felines. Happy National Cat Month, and be sure to check out our selection of . Showing your employees that you care about their pets shows that you care about them, too!