The closeness of pets creates a sense of “normality and life” among their owners, according to psychologists
Having a cat in the house has a positive effect on the people working from home, as pets help them relieve stress and cheer them up.
To study, the authors of the study conducted a survey of 700 cat owners working from home. 63% of them said that the cat calmed them down, 56% admitted that they began to feel less lonely.
Also, more than half of respondents (53%) they were cheered when they saw the cat doing something funny. According to them, it inspired them and gave them strength. In addition, some are used to talking to pets and discussing work problems with them.
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One of the experts taking part in the study, Gina Akers, advised finding a place for the cat next to a working owner so that she can always see the owner. In addition, it is necessary to create conditions for her so that she can find something to do for herself without distracting the owner from work.
Psychologist Jo Hemmings pointed out that the closeness of pets creates a sense of “normality and life” for their owners, which in turn calms pets and reduces their stress levels. The specialist noted that the animals themselves have probably become happier since now they do not have to wait for their owners for a long time from work.