One of the best life-changing resolutions you can possibly make is to adopt a pet by calling the nearest animal shelter in Singapore (if you haven’t already). While they require quite a bit of dedication, they’re still just a smaller price to pay for what they can bring to our lives.
Here are four convincing reasons why you should get a pet:
- Pets instantly enhance your quality of life
Because we live in a fast-paced world where everything demands out attention more and more, getting a pet is extremely important. They are amazing at reducing your stress, especially after a long day’s work.
This is even backed by many studies that show how having a petboosts your immune system, reduces physical pain, and improves your overallmental health.
- Pets give you constant companionship
Lonely? A cuddle from your new furry friend will keep the blues at bay. Need a shoulder to cry on? Need someone to vent to? Get a pet!
Not only does talking to your pet help you let out steam (even if they can’t talk back), but it also helps that there’s a sweet pair of eyes that gets your mind off the thoughts that bug you.
One of the best parts of having a pet is arguably being ableto be yourself around them – whether that’s dancing or talking silly – and ifyou’re lucky, your pet will just take on your silliness and join you.
- They’re great at teaching you what it’s like to be responsible
Because they’re wholly dependent on you, you’re going to have to step up and take care of them – everything from food, to medicines and vaccines, to making sure that they don’t run off, to giving them the care and attention they need and deserve, are all things that you need to be able to provide.
No matter what animal you decide to get, you’ll have to be responsible for it – taking care of another life can open up your eyes in many ways, and could even help you be more responsible in your own. This rings true for both kids and adults who need to learn (or re-learn) the importance of routines and good habits.
- They can lead you to new interests – and meet new people
Pets bring people together, which is evidenced by all the times people stop to ogle at other people’s pets. (Chances are, you’ve also probably done this yourself.) But studies also show that having a pet decreases overall feelings of social isolation, which can often lead you to have more conversations and social connections.