Mega Time for Me Tip: Woof! Meow!
Did you know that owning a pet is good for you? There are both physical and emotional benefits, including improved cardiovascular health, reduced stress and blood pressure, and lower incidents of clinical depression. If you can make room for a pet, visit your local animal shelter and add some love to your life. (Alternate: Visit a neighbour, family member or friend with a pet for a bit of unconditional love!) #megatimeforme #selfcare
This tip originally appeared as part of the 2018 Mega Health at Work Time For Me Autumn Mental Health Self-Care Challenge, designed to promote positive mental health activities and awareness. But it’s valuable at any time of year, so we’ve decided to include it in our regular blog.
Keep an eye open for our next Time For Me Mental Health Self-Care Challenge, coming next spring!