The world is growing towards consciousness about their health. Everyone around you must be engaged in ways to keep themselves healthy, is it exercised, diet, or medicine. That is not the complete idea of health. The human body has 2 ways of maintaining health, the Physical and the Mental. That must be equally taken care of. But are we taking enough effort into our mental health as we do for our physical health? Exercise and diet can help greatly but might not be sufficient for a person to recover completely. A wound in the mind could take longer to heal than a broken bone. Hence, the increased attention toward mental health is a boon to many. This article is about how important mental health is and how animals could bring out the best of us.
Many Psychologists nowadays suggest their patients bring home a furry friend to make a difference and give a comeback in the real world. And here I am with the top reasons why adopt an animal.
Reasons why adopt a pet of your own:
- Unconditional love: At times we humans lack emotional support. Sometimes we are supposed to give & at times receive love. Due to different conditions — like lifestyle, childhood upbringing, relationships, and other factors, people lack how to respond to situations. A pet in this scenario helps one to work on loving & feeling loved. Early adoption of pets can be natural developmental reciprocation of love.
- Stress Relievers: No matter the age stress is equally dangerous to all. Tresses become a problem in almost all humans and an unavoidable one. The different ways you can relieve your stress like yoga, meditation, or just doing things that you love and enjoy. Like I said in the first point, unconditional love from a dog or any faith can divert your attention from stress. And it is not necessary to buy an animal you just need to adopt any animal or pet stray dogs or cats. Bring them food and a little attention they will become your free source of stress relievers. Returning home from a stressful day of work and seeing a wagging, furry, happy tail waiting to pounce on you to give all the love they have collected the whole day will work as a boost against your stress.
- Sense of Purpose: Purpose is the element in a person’s life that define their happiness. Every day we pick up to plan and schedule for the Day, Week, Month, and sometimes a year or more. Many people might not have the energy or the will to do so. Having an animal friend responsibility might be a good start to bring out the sense of purpose in a person.
Studies say pet owners have lesser symptoms of depression in comparison to non-pet owners that’s because people who have more social relationships and friendships which later tend to be mentally healthier for that person and the society. Hence take care of your mental health and your furry friend.