Updated: Apr 18
Working from home has its ups and downs. On one hand, you get to skip the morning commute and stay in your "comfy clothes," but distractions are everywhere! I don't know about you, but the food calling me from my refrigerator is my BIGGEST interruption! There is one distraction that we can all agree is more than welcome - dogs! Our four-legged companions can enhance the pleasure of working from home.
Dogs are one of the most loyal and loving animals you can have as a companion. Having a dog at home can be a truly life-changing experience, bringing joy and happiness into your daily life. Here are some positive aspects of working from home with your furry bestie:
1. They Provide Company
Working from home can get pretty lonely, especially if you're used to being surrounded by coworkers. But with a dog around, you're never alone. They might not be able to talk, but they're great listeners and are always up for a snuggle.
2. They Keep You Active
Sitting at a desk all day isn't exactly the healthiest thing to do, but when you have a dog, you're forced to take breaks and go for a walk. It's the perfect excuse to get outside, get some fresh air, and stretch your legs.
3. They're Great Stress-Relievers
Work can be stressful at times, but having a dog around can help lower your stress levels. Studies have shown that petting a dog can help reduce anxiety and promote feelings of calmness and relaxation. Plus, who can resist a wagging tail and a happy face like this one? This is Henry with his preferred toy, (of the week), Ms. Pinky.
4. They Provide Entertainment
Let's be honest - sometimes work can be boring. But with a dog around, you have an instant source of entertainment. Watching them chase their tail, play with their toys, or cuddle up for a nap can be a great way to take your mind off work for a few minutes.
5. They're the Perfect Co-Workers
Dogs are low-maintenance co-workers. They are always supportive of your ideas (even if they are not so good) and encourage you to do your best. Plus, they're always happy to see you, even if you've been working long hours.
6. They're a Source of Unconditional Love
Dogs offer unconditional love. They are always happy to see you, no matter if you have had a good or bad day, and they will always be there to comfort you. Just patting a dog can release endorphins in your body and make you feel more relaxed and happy.
So there you have it - dogs and working from home go together like peanut butter and jelly. They make everything better, and we're lucky to have them by our side. Now if you'll excuse me, I have a furry co-worker who's demanding a belly rub.
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Until next time,
Brooke & Henry