Hey everyone my name is Lisa, Jen has been one of my best friends since we were kids and I’m so glad that I can guest blog on theUPSIDE and share what has been my upside for a while
Like many people my age I have graduated college and have a full time job. While some days seem to fly by, other days a minute can feel like an hour. Recently my days have been the latter. As you all know after a long day in work you feel so tired and just want to be home. However there is an upside to long working days.
When I get home the first one to greet me is my dog Brandy, she’s always by our door waiting, either with a wagging tail or a bark to see who comes in. Even giving her a pat on the head or a cuddle instantly makes me feel better it has been said that even as much as cuddling an animal or going for walks can be helpful in improving mood and mental health and I couldn’t agree more! Even though I haven’t had much time lately, in the past if I’ve ever felt like I needed a clear head or some fresh air I would reach for Brandy’s lead and off we would go.
Being active not only benefits your physical fitness but also your mental well being, as exercise can release endorphins which improves mood and positivity.
I think it is truly amazing how an animals presence can influence the mood of it’s owners for the better. The upside of your day can come in many shapes and forms and this is just one of them for me! I hope you all can find your upside because it can change your day for the better, make you feel good and most importantly make you smile