Dogs in the Office: How Can Your Dog Help You Work and Write Better?
If you work from home and you own a pet, chances are you are going to spend time sharing your office with one or two furry companions.
Most authors and writers love being close to their pets whether your dog is lying at your feet or your cat is sprawled across your laptop.
Dogs in particular can have a significant impact on the work writers do.
What are the benefits of having your dog with you while you work?
There are many benefits of having your dog with you while you write.
Just being near a dog can lower your stress levels.
Dogs give off some kind of zen-like calmness and bring peace to your life.
Even though he or she may just be curled up asleep, they are actually increasing the serotine and decreasing the cortisol in your brain.
Being Close to You is Good for Dogs too!
Dogs also benefit from being close to their human companions.
Research shows that when you pat your dog its serotine increases too.
This not only means your dog is happier, but reduced stress levels means your dog is less likely to become ill or get diseases.
Your Dog Can Help You Take Much Needed Breaks
Let’s face it, sitting at a desk all day is not good for your health.
In fact, it can be downright dangerous.
Your dog is going to need to go outside to the bathroom, and it will need to be walked each day too.
This is a great opportunity for you to take that break your mind needs.
You’ll find a quick walk around the block will clear away the clutter and you’ll return to writing with a much sharper mind.
And, you will have your dog to thank!