Are you the proud owner of furry companions, aquatic friends or pet reptiles? Do you also have a career that allows you to work from home? The two can make a favorable pairing.
Here are some pet-friendly benefits of working remotely:
1. Your pets will be happier
Your home is an animal-friendly working space, allowing your pets to roam throughout the house while you work. As such, without needing to leave the house for an extended period of time during the day, you can provide better care for your pets. They won’t struggle with missing you while you’re gone each day, and you can monitor new additions to the family or aging pets that need extra attention.
2. You’ll also feel better
According to the Mental Health Foundation, pets offer companionship that can reduce anxiety and stress, boost happiness and increase motivation. This upswing can be a valuable bonus for your productivity, putting you in a better mood to perform your best even when working remotely. Plus, working from home can quickly become lonely for remote employees, but pets nip that concern in the bud, keeping you company throughout the day.
3. You’ll have good reason for much-needed breaks
It’s easy to work more when you’re at home, sitting down and accidentally staying in the same position for hours on end. Plus, without needing to commute, working from home allows you to take advantage of that time to cross more off the to-do list. However, your pets can provide some healthy bouts of distraction, reminding you when it’s time for lunch or giving you a reason to stretch your legs for a few minutes.
4. You can still make the meeting
Collaboration solutions like GlobalMeet allow you to join as many meetings you need, without ever needing to leave your pets alone. If they aren’t happy in a different room, you can mute your microphone when you’re not speaking to avoid any barks or meows from disrupting the calls.
While slight distractions are possible, working from home with a pet is entirely doable – and may even make your remote experience a better one.