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March 28, 2022

Four habits to learn from our four-legged friends

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Our furry friends are a blessing. We don’t speak the same verbal language. Their actions prove that love is not expressed by words and empty promises— love is expressed by actions. They’re not only capable of showering us with love, but are brilliant teachers. Pay close attention to your furry friend, and they’ll teach you how to be mindful and care for your mental and emotional wellbeing.

Four habits I want to learn from Mila, my four-legged friend:

  1. Stay hydrated:

Trust your instincts. If you’re thirsty drink water. That’s what Mila does. Drinking water is essential for all— and is vital for humans. Dogs don’t forget to drink water. It’s their favourite beverage.

  1. Little things matter

When I say car, Mila wiggles her tail. She jumps, and she will speak cheerfully (her puppy language). She is always happy when she hears the word: “car.” She loves car rides. It’s a little thing that brings so much joy. What brings joy to you, my human friend? Think of a little event or thing that brings joy to you.

  1. Live in the present moment

Mila lives in the present moment. She doesn’t worry about the future. She doesn’t think about the past. She thinks of snacks, for sure. I know, human life is more complex. But can we spare sometime to live in the present moment.

  1. Sleep

Our furry friends value their sleep. Mila snores whenever she gets a chance. I wish I can learn from Mila how to sleep soundly. One tip is to avoid reading news before going to bed. I think I need to stay away from my phone when it’s bedtime.

If I can develop those habits, my life will be much more meaningful (and healthier!).

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