If you’re like me and you’ve not been working, doing girl’s nights or family dinners on the weekend, it’s hard to keep track of the days of the week.
Your world has likely shrunk and so it’s going to take some time even when we get back to whatever normal looks like to get back into life.
Guess what? Your dog has it all figured out. He knows how you need to act as you ease your way back into the outside world to hang with people you’ve not seen in forever, to start work with co-workers who you didn’t love before they exited your life three months ago or family members who can be a pain to be around.
The good news is that people, places, and activities are waiting for you to enjoy! Our suggestion to you; live like a dog. Love generously. Care deeply. Speak kindly.
People around you are grieving for the life that they had before the pandemic. Some have lost their business, maybe their jobs are gone and will never return. Others lost their home, people they thought were friends had different believes and values about things and they are sad those people are no longer friends.
Lockdown has brought about depression, financial worries, illness, death, anxiety issues, and more. Here are ways to live like a dog and in the process be joyful every day!
When your loved ones come home, always run to greet them.
Never pass up the opportunity to go for a joyride.
Allow the experience of fresh air and the wind in your face to be pure Ecstasy.
Stretch before rising.
Run, romp, and play daily.
Thrive on attention and let people touch you.
Avoid biting when a simple growl will do.
On warm days, stop to lie on your back on the grass.
On hot days, drink lots of water and lie under a shady tree.
When you’re happy, dance around and wag your entire body.
Delight in the simple joy of a long walk.
Never pretend to be something you’re not.
If what you want lies buried, dig until you find it.
When someone is having a bad day, be silent, sit close by, and nuzzle them gently.
Something on this list is going to make a difference in how you handle the newness around you. Be less like you and more like a dog. It really does help every time.