While many a human resolves to make positive changes with the new year, the actual follow through can be a tall order. But as with many of life's challenges, it is the nurturing and support of others that can make all the difference. And the best kind of support is the kind that our fur kids and fellow creatures willingly offer us each and every day!
There are multiple ways in which our fellow animals can support a human's New Year's Resolutions . Some examples are as follows:
-They provide companionship in our efforts to exercise, get outside, and live a healthier life overall.
-They provide the added motivation needed to stick with a goal as these changes are also often in the best interests of our furry little charges.
-They can also offer incentive and support by sharing a weight loss goal resulting from all those holiday scraps...
- And they can turn an otherwise tedious exercise regimen into a fun outing that also supports mental wellness for both of you!
Serious resolutions, like those to curb smoking, are far more compelling to stick to when one realizes how destructive such habits are to the animal companions who rely on them to assure their care and safety.
As for goals like donating more time to volunteer work -or teaching kids to give back- animal shelters and rescue groups are filled with lovable souls awaiting the kind of help one can offer by fostering, walking dogs, helping with shelter tasks, adopting and much more.
If resolutions center on doing more as a family - there are countless ways in which a four-legged family member can provide a unifying focus. Additionally, a local shelter, wildlife sanctuary or rescue group can provide the ideal venue for a family to bond by way of helping those in need.
And finally- another way in which our companion animals and the myriad creatures who share our world can help us humans keep new year's resolutions is simply by offering us examples to live by- like living in the moment, enjoying simple pleasures, offering forgiveness and so much more!
Here's wishing you all the best of luck in the new year!
Don't forget to enroll your furry comrades as you strive to achieve your goals.
Dr. Pia Salk