What is the worth of spending time with your dog?

What is the worth of spending time with your dog?

According to Rover.com and behavioural & media psychologist Jo Hemmings, spending as little as 30 minutes a week with a dog can make you more successful.

Jo Hemmings explains that seeing the pleasure a dog gets from spending time with us can increase our sense of self-worth and self-esteem, leading us to feel more valued.

Research from Rover indicates that 78% of UK dog owners have increased their self-esteem since caring for a dog.

Additionally, 59% of dog owners reported that the confidence boost extended to the workplace, leading to increased motivation levels (79%) and top-dog work performances.

The study also found that dog owners feel more mindful (84%) and less stressed (75%) since having a dog.

Jo Hemmings suggests that this connection between mindfulness and reduced cortisol levels, as well as an increase in oxytocin and serotonin, equips us to approach life’s obstacles in a calmer, more positive manner.

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