I don’t know about you but I just adore cats. They are the most huggable pets ever. It’s sad but I don’t have my own pet. Lady is Marielle’s pet and oftentimes sleeps in front of my monitor when her master is away. Kylee (see the Siamese kitty photo below) is Lauren’s pet since she was 12. Even if I am not their masters, Lady and Kylee cuddle close to me at my work station. Having a pet can be so comforting especially if one gets stressed out. For sure techniques like meditation, yoga and blogging can be therapeutic. But owning these furry lovable felines can also have many stress relieving and health benefits. Let’s see.
1. Cats can improve your mood- Never mind if certain online characters are serial attention-seekers breathing down your necks. It’s almost impossible to remain in a foul mood when a super-soft furry cat rubs up against your legs begging to sit beside you.
2. Cats Stave Off Loneliness and Provide Unconditional Love Cats offer unconditional love and companionship. During the day, my family isn’t at home so I end up being alone in my corner of the world. I enjoy comfortable silences with them as they snuggle close to me.
3. Cats Can Reduce Stress—Sometimes More Than People Of all the reasons why cats (or pets in general) have great health benefits, it is this fact- “While we all know the power of talking about your problems with a good friend who’s also a good listener, recent research shows that spending time with a pet may be even better! Recent research shows that, when conducting a task that’s stressful, people actually experienced less stress when their pets were with them than when a supportive friend or even their spouse was present! ”
In fact, these cats don’t judge me; they just love me.
Do you have pets?