June 2020

18
Jun

How Having a Pet Can Help Your Mental Health

Animals are our heroes – not only do they provide us with love and comfort, but they truly are companions to the end. A growing body of studies confirms that pets aren’t just fun to have around the house – they can actually improve our mental health.

 

Take a look at just a few mental health benefits of having a pet in the house:

 

  • Pets stop you from feeling lonely

It’s not just that pets help you to build a wider social network – many people have pets as companions. They make you happy, give you a routine, and are great company. Having a friendly face at home can help stave off common mental health problems caused by being lonely.

 

  • Pets help you manage long-term mental health issues

Pets are very valuable to those that have long-term mental health issues because they offer support and provide a welcome distraction from symptoms or upsetting experiences. They also give you lots of encouragement and companionship, even when other relationships might be limited or strained.

 

  • Pets teach us skills

Having a pet helps to teach us valuable skills, such as empathy and recognizing emotions in animals. These skills can also be used to help us care for other animals and humans.

 

  • Pets help to build self-esteem

A lot of effort goes into keeping pets healthy and happy. With that comes a proud feeling that we get when we see our pets thriving. In turn, this helps us to boost our self-esteem.

 

Do you have a pet at home? Let us know how he or she brightens your day! If you’re looking for personal or commercial insurance during this time, call one of our trusted advisors at Abatelli Group, Inc. We are ready to get you the protection and peace of mind you need.

11
Jun

How to Create a Self-Care Sanctuary in Your Home

We’re all spending a bit more time at home lately. Between working from home and cooking every meal, it’s important to find a bit of peace of quiet in our homes. Self-care is a term often thrown around, but it is really just about creating a space that makes you feel comfortable at ease. So, why not create a self-care sanctuary at home that allows you to relax and unwind?

 

Choose the right spot. The first step in setting up your self-care sanctuary is to designate a spot in your home where the good vibes will take place. The bathroom and bedroom are ideal spaces for resting. A comfortable chair will also do or perhaps you feel most joyful when in the great outdoors.

 

Declutter the space. It’s difficult to concentrate and relax in a messy room. Start by organizing your self-care space, removing unwanted items, and organizing surfaces so that there are more clean and clear areas.

 

Tone down the tech. Even if you want to unwind to your favorite TV show, it’s best to remove as much technology from your self-care space as possible. Unplug for a bit to truly reap the benefits.

 

Wash the windows. Get rid of dust and grime from inside and outside of the windows to let that restorative natural light flow into the room.

 

Add in living plants. Happy greenery evokes the calm of nature, looks lovely, and purifies the air. Get started by adding in a spider plant or two, or a nice palm that brightens up the space.

 

How are you creating a self-care sanctuary in the home? Let us know! If you’re looking for personal or commercial insurance during this time, call one of our trusted advisors at Abatelli Group, Inc. We are ready to get you the protection and peace of mind you need.

COVID-19 Update

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