Emotional Stress affects millions
Emotional stress at work affects a large percentage of Americans. Sadly it is not getting any better. The CDC reports that the number of Americans in a dangerously stressed job is from 29 to 40 percent.
Much of this stress could be relieved by the presence of a well-trained dog. Since stress causes health problems, this might be a solution to people missing work. With stress, it is more likely that a person will come down with a cold or the flu. Prolonged stress can be even more serious leading to heart problems and high blood pressure.
With dogs on the work floor workers could stop for a minute and pat the dog or even just talk as they work. Stress is gone.
I believe that dogs are the solution to creating stress-free jobs. Dogs could give some companies that value their employees a viable solution.
Job Requirements Are Important
Use Dogs In Conflict Resolution
Conflict with other co-workers is often difficult to avoid. So you need a solution. You could fire everyone that seems to cause a conflict, but that doesn’t seem right.
After much research, I decided that conflicts could be avoided, and everyone would work better with dog breaks ever so often. Having dogs available for a calming effect looks like a good idea.
Even a wildly disorganized person can make their day go better. All that is needed is to plan your morning and evening around your dog.
That alone will keep your day more organized and can significantly decrease stress at work. Organizing your time around your dogs will carry over into your work time.
Just remember that your dogs are counting on you. This will help you avoid being disorganized and help be more efficient at work.
Remember, your dogs are what life is all about. You have to provide them a good living and give them lots of love.
You may have noticed at work that sometimes the chairs are really uncomfortable. Although this can not always be avoided in the workplace, It would help to have a place with comfortable chairs. So I put recliners in the puppy bay. Every worker could take a few minutes and relax with a puppy on their lap.
All stress seemed to disappear, and when they got back to their work station, they could turn out twice the work.
That is if they didn’t fall asleep with the puppies and stay too long on break.
Since Multitasking Is A Problem
I found that most people don’t multitask very well, and it created more stress than it was worth. Emotional stress at work that might cause problems with their dogs when they got home.
I decided that when a person was in the puppy bay relaxing in the recliner, they should focus on only one thing. They should only think about the puppy they are holding.
This way, emotional stress at work is kept at a minimum.
Walk With Your Dog At Lunch
Exercise is essential for an employee’s health and productivity. Being concerned about health, I decided that employees would take lunch at different times.
If they took lunch at different times, we would not need so many dogs and puppies for them to carry. Carrying the puppy would add weight lifting to walking for twice the health benefit.
This also helps offset our sedentary lifestyle. It also helps make our puppy breaks work effectively throughout the day. If nothing else, it will make you happier, spending quality time with someone who appreciates it.
Focus On The Drive Home.
Your Dog is waiting for you to get home. You should listen to calming music on the way home. Think about that beautiful dog waiting to welcome you.
I know that this is all just dreams, but wouldn’t it be nice?
Did it make you smile at least once?
Let Others Share This Dream and Maybe A Smile
I wrote this just for those who have dogs and miss them when they have to go to work.
Do you have friends with a dog who might enjoy this?