When you bring a pet home, you teach him/her to sit, lie, eat and obey. During the course of life, you tend to ignore what your pet tries to teach you. He/She teaches you how to live a better life. So take a minute to realize what your pet has been tutoring you to do. Here are few great lessons to learn from your own pet.
- Fight Depression
- Sharpen your mind.
- Reduce the risk of diabetes
- Keep your blood pressure under control
2. Sleep is a great keep :
A great lesson to learn from your pet is that taking a nap is the key to an alert mind and body. Research conducted on 24,000 people proved that regular nappers are 37% less likely to die of a heart disease as compared to people who nap occasionally.
3. Take things one at a time :
Today’s generation is known for lack of concentrationa nd focus, all thanks to multi-tasking.You must have observed how your pet is all focussed when it comes to doing a job. That’s the lesson you need.
4. Curiosity will take you far :
You wouldn’t have seen a more curious creature than a clueless animal. Be it a butterfly or a plain windowsill, your pet is always curious for knowledge. That’s a great lesson to take from your pet in order to improve your intellect and sharpen your brain.
5. Silly at times is good :
You must’ve observed your pet behaving really silly in certain situations. There’s a lesson hidden there too. Cardiologists at the University of Maryland Medical Center found a stronger sense of humor in people with healthy hearts than in those who had suffered a heart attack. Be silly for once, laugh till you drop and remember that a healthy mind is all you need.
6. To touch is to heal :
While we are giving our pet a back rub every now and then, we seem to overlook the science behind it.The Touch Research Institute at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine has found that massage therapy can ease pain, give the immune system a boost, and help manage chronic conditions like asthma and diabetes.
7. Show your Love :
Playing hard to get seems the in-thing, being the wrong thing. A study published in the journal Personal Relationships suggests small, thoughtful gestures can have a big impact on how connected and satisfied couples feel.So go out and show your loved ones how you feel. Don’t forget your pet, the teacher.
8. Get some play-time :
Play-time is not meant to be for your pet only. In his book, Play, Stuart Brown, MD, writes that playing is a basic human need along with sleeping and eating. So take a break and immerse yourself in a fun-filled activity. Your feeling at the end of it will say it all.
9. Learn the body language trick :
Animals are well-versed with decoding each other’s body language. It helps a great deal in understanding emotions. While humans are less aware of it, a sense of posture, eye-contact and more can help you a great deal in your day-to-day life.
10. Stick to a daily routine :
Another great lesson to learn from your pet is the habit of sticking to a daily schedule. Your pet won’t discriminate between saturdays and mondays. So should you. Sleeping and waking up on the same time daily helps your mental growth and also improves the quality of your sleep.
11. Go Grooming :
A well groomed citizen is a blessing to the society. Besides obvious health benefits of daily grooming, maintaing a tidy appearance can increase your self-esteem, enrich positivity within you and help maintain a good exterior as well as interior.
12. Get outdoor and relax :
Some time by yourself in the solace of a perfect outdoor can do a great deal.Spending time outdoors can enhance fitness, increase vitamin D levels, and reduce stress. In children, playing in natural settings has also been linked to better distance vision, fewer ADHD symptoms, and better performance in school. So grab your chance and get outdoor.
13. Get yourself a wag-step :
You don;t have a tail doesn’t mean you can’t wag. You can devise your own wag step to show your happiness and gratitude. A warm smile, a spring in your step or anything you’d prefer. Researches have proved that showing gratitude helps nourish your mind and body.In one study, people who kept gratitude journals had better attitudes, exercised more, and had fewer physical complaints.
Forgive and forget. This technique not only helps you live a stress free life but also contributes significantly to your health. People who forgive are known to have lower levels of anxiety, lower blood pressure and a sound mind. So be like your pet. Do not hold a grudge. Smile instead.
15. Say YES to friendships :
New or old, friends always tend to bring you happiness. According to a research in Australia, out of 1500 old people, those with a greater number of friends were 22% less likely to die as compared to those with fewer friends. So cultivate a friendship like your pet does and work towards a healthier and stress free life.