Almost all of us are working remotely already. It’s either our bosses allowed us to work-from-home due to the pandemic. Or we just embraced new online opportunities during these trying times.
And working-from-home do have challenges. It’s certainly not easy to be productive without supervision plus home distractions. But we can adapt and even use techniques such as the Pomodoro Technique.
But then, what else can we do? Do you know that pets can improve your productivity? Yes! Your canine buddies, feline friends, and scaly serpents (if you’re into that) can boost your output.
Still Depends on Your Pet’s Temperament
Before we start, these benefits would depend on your pet’s temperament. If you have an extremely needy pet, you might be distracted.
Imagine having a meeting with an important client, and your pet cat jumps in the call. It happened on national TV.
Or your cat jumping to your laptop. Provided that you have don’t have pets like the ones above, here are 4 reasons why pets can boost your productivity while remote working.
Studies have shown that animals can decrease the level of cortisol, the stress hormone, in your body. And too much stress is a major reason for lesser productivity. With prolonged stress, you can even accumulate chronic diseases.
There’s this calming feeling when you are with your pet. With just a pat to your doggo or some bonding time with your goldfish, you can feel lesser stress in an instant.
Loneliness and isolation is another major drawback of a remote working setup. If you are working alone, this loneliness can dampen your mood and lessen your productivity.
How can you be lonely when you have your trusty canine buddy excited by your side? You can always count on your pets to be with you every step of the way.
Lighten Up Your Mood
Ever had that day when nothing seemed to go right? We all have our moments. But we still need to deliver results.
All you need is your pet to lighten up your mood. They can increase your feelings of social support and boost your mood. And sometimes, you just need that respite to start over again. With that cute doggo by your side, you can face any challenges head-on.
Depending on the kind of pet, it might be a reason to have that much-needed exercise. After all, an active pet needs to be walked around to be healthy. And in the same way, that exercise will keep you healthy as well.
Having a pet is a lifelong responsibility. With the benefits above, you can surely have a reason to purchase or adopt your own pet for your productivity. But if you can’t afford a pet yet, you can still watch cute pet videos for some relaxing time. And there are studies that can surely help with your health.
Cheers to a productive remote working career!