Wanna know a positive about working from home during a global pandemic? Having your furry companions there to pat, hang out with and love you while you work your travel agent magic.
How could you possibly be stressed about spending two hours on hold with your very own cute ball of floof sitting on your lap giving you big cuds?
That’s the dream, right? But, if you’re like me and not allowed a dog in your rental, do not despair.
You can find your little space of doggo happiness on the gram right now!
Melbourne Legend, Mark Polchleb, was the guy to start this amazing account and, in turn, bring joy to many people in isolation right now!
Because dogs wearing glasses, causing mischief and helping you get through the day, are happiness in four-legged form.
The thing about dogs
So here’s the thing about dogs.
They make you smile more, they encourage you to be more mindful of the present and they allow you to feel loved. Even science has shown dogs improve your physical, mental and emotional health.
Spending time with dogs, and even more so petting them and cuddling them, increases your levels of oxytocin. Oxytocin, known as the “love hormone,” is a neurotransmitter that calms your nervous system down, relaxing you, whilst also increasing your trust.
Time spent with doggos also lowers your cortisol, which is the stress hormone. Studies have also shown that taking dogs to work (or work to home in this case) lowers your stress, improves your recovery after challenges and even increases positive social interactions (ready for when you’re rocketed back to normal life, whatever that is!).
“The human-animal bond bypasses the intellect and goes straight to the heart and emotions and nurtures us in ways that nothing else can.”
Karen Winegar, Author and animal expert
View this post on Instagram
A post shared by Dogs Working From Home (@dogsworkingfromhome) on
An account to bring a smile to your face, dogs working from home provides you with a little bit of comic relief and happiness amidst the chaos.
The movement is encouraging people to stay at home and look after themselves. To remember what is most important in life right now.
Love, happiness, health, being there for each other and of course, dogs.
Got a story to share? Get involved by writing a story, sharing a video, sending us a photo and telling us what you’re up to and how you are working through this challenging time.
Got tips and tricks to share, learnings and successes you have had? Lovely feedback from clients? CUTE DOG PHOTOS? We want to hear about it.
Use the #togetherintravel hashtag in your social media and share away to start a wave of goodwill.
Share this story