We live in a fast-paced world. We run from one place to another, we do not stop. We are always looking at the mobile, consulting the computer. We are never just relaxed, enjoying the moment. Quite the opposite of our dogs. Do you want to discover 5 ways to reduce stress with your dog?
How to reduce stress with your dog
First of all, you need to disconnect. The hyper-connection that we live in today generates stress levels never before seen in history. Why? One of the causes is that we cannot stop working. Having the email configured on the mobile can be practical, but it also prevents us from forgetting about office problems for a while.
In addition, there are social networks and all that it entails: people who want to show their perfect lives ... and the stress that this generates.
Our advice? Seek to look like your dog. Forget your mobile, turn off the computer and connect with your most animal part. You will have fun!
4 ways to reduce stress with your dog
You are probably wondering in what ways you can reduce stress with your dog and below we will give you 4 ways to achieve it while spending quality time with your furry friend.
Keep in mind that your four-legged friend enjoys the little things in his daily life and that is precisely his secret to be (almost) always happy and smiling when you return home.
1. Connect with nature
Go for a walk with your dog. If you carry your mobile, promise to leave it in your pocket and forget about it. Put it on silent and don't consult it until you get home.
Contemplate your surroundings. Go to an area with grass and take off your shoes. Let your feet feel the grass on the skin, get wet, get dirty ... That connection with nature will help you reduce stress.
Take a ball or a stick and play with your dog. Forget the world, all your worries, and live that moment.
2. Enjoy today
For once, don't think about tomorrow. Don't worry about clothes getting dirty if you sit on the grass, or your puppy's muddy paws and how he leans them against you.
Focus on your today, tomorrow you will have time to run again and worry again. Clear your mind, breathe and ENJOY.
3. Focus on your senses
Put your mind on hold for a while and focus all your attention on your senses. You can cook with your dog. How about preparing a special meal for him that he can share with you?
A good option is homemade fruit ice cream. To do this, you can mix natural unsweetened yogurt with fruits. Pass everything through and, if you wish, add a teaspoon of honey. Put everything in the freezer and after an hour and a half, you will have a healthy and scrumptious human and dog-friendly ice cream.
4. A petting session
Our last of the 4 proposals to reduce stress with your dog is to let yourself be carried away by love. Nothing reduces stress more than a petting session. Focus on the moment, pet your puppy, go to his eyes full of love and that crooked smile (yes, we still think that dogs smile. Read everything in our article about it).
Are you ready to try these 4 ways to reduce stress with your dog?