A lot of people are working from home nowadays. Either they started working from home because of the pandemic or because they chose to do that. But, for some people, working from home is actually more difficult because you’re basically working alone.
Working from home is a lot different from working from an office. And it opens up one more opportunity: working from home while cuddling or playing with your pet. People who work from home and have pets are happy to let their pets playing in the home office or even sleeping on their laps.
Here are some benefits of working from home with pets. Perhaps after reading this, you will finally make your choice of working from home or getting a pet.
Of course, I have to open with happiness. Working from home is already beneficial to someone’s mental health, especially for people who live far away from the office. Without commuting, work-life becomes much more enjoyable and healthier. Not to mention that by working from home, you don’t have to push yourself to wake up and get ready to go to work.
Now add pets to that equation. Now you can get ready for work and starting the day by spending some quality time with your pet. No more saying goodbyes each morning, you will just move to a different room, and you still can cuddle your pet.
Many pet owners have to rush home sometimes, so they can spend more time with their pets. This isn’t good in terms of productivity because not only can’t they focus on work, they might have to cut their work short just to come home early.
Managing this while working from is easy. If your pet needs you, you can simply get up and go. No more sacrificing productivity just to be with your pet. Now you can spend 5-10 minutes taking a break and spend time with your pet or let your pet be inside your home office.
More time for grooming your pet
The time you spend on commuting can now be spent somewhere else when working from home. You can groom your pet in the morning or right after your work is done. Furthermore, you can use your extra time to make regular appointments with the vet. Your pet will love you more for this.
Savings on animal care
A lot of people have to rely on dog groomers or walkers, simply because they don’t have the time to do groom and walk their pets. The costs for grooming and walking your pets will add up over time and better be spent somewhere else.
People who work from home actually save up a lot of money by taking care of their pets themselves. As mentioned above, all the extra time you get from working from home can be used to take extra care of your pet.
Breaks are more enjoyable
Who doesn’t love to play with their pets during breaks? You focus on your work for a few hours and then take a break by playing with your pets. These breaks are way more enjoyable than the usual breaks that people get from working from an office, and you’ll be much more productive because working is now more enjoyable.
You can take 15-30 minutes breaks, and that is enough time to play and cuddle with your pet and also do something else. You can create a routine and let your pet knows when it’s time to play together. Some pets love routine, and establishing a routine will make both you and your pet happy.
Working from home can make you happy, but not only that, your pet will be happier too. They don’t have to entertain themselves and wait for you to come home every day. Now that their favorite person is at home all day, that means more time together. For many people, this benefit is more important than anything else.
Working from home is awesome, even better when you have a pet at home. If you’re planning to own a pet but worried if they’re going to disturb you, just remember that they can make your time working home better much better.