I got home from the seminar to find my two dogs so ecstatic to see me that they about bowled me over, with their tails wagging so fast that I could barely see them! There’s nothing like the unconditional love you get from your pets, no matter how late you come home. And walking in to that made me think about how those happy creatures melt away my stress and bring so much peace and joy into my life.
Pets can be the perfect antidote for stress. For example, going for a walk with your dog not only helps alleviate stress through exercising, having your dog with you makes it a lot more enjoyable, which relaxes you even more. On the other hand, sometimes just sitting with your pet can bring a calmness over you and help you get centered. And sometimes your pet does something really funny to make you smile or laugh, which also helps relieve your stress.
I love to get down on the floor with my dogs and play with them. They love to roll and do silly things that always make me laugh. When I’m on the floor, Kona likes to put her head and shoulders on the ground while standing on her hind legs with her rear end up in the air. Sena is quite a “talker”, and likes to roll on the ground and make all kinds of funny noises. They are both so funny and I can always count on them to make me laugh, which of course, always makes me feel better.
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