Being a student means focusing on school, projects, exams, tests, grades, and learning. It can be extremely stressful, especially around the final, where you feel you need to shut down the entire world and focus on studying for endless hours or weeks.
And, while we cannot encourage drug consumption that can help you focus better and more on your studying, we can suggest alternative methods to get you through the final with good grades, without feeling completely exhausted.
Extensive studies in the field showed that having a study partner is beneficial, especially if we’re talking about a pet.
While your colleagues or friends may have a different study rhythm and focus on techniques that you might find distractive, pets can improve your learning habits and even help you become more productive. Here is how they do it.
Improves mental health
No matter your mood or how stressed you feel, and a pet is always looking for a cuddle and, according to scientific studies, hugs are true medicines when it comes to anxiety and stress.
Having your pet around when you study has a beneficial impact on your mental health, lowering the stress level in your body and allowing your brain to produce more serotonin, which will keep away depression, anxiety, sadness, and other negative feelings.
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As long as you properly look after your pet, groom it, feed it, and replace tick pesticides with organic alternatives to keep its fur pest-free, your cat or dog will live a long life. This means you won’t feel lonely since your companion can always be with you, helping you get through hard times and allowing you to focus on the things that matter the most in your life.
Children, and even teenagers, often feel lonely due to their parents’ busy schedules and their lack of friends or siblings.
However, having a dog or a cat will teach them more about responsibility and will keep them on the right track when it comes to studying. A pet will always be by their side, eliminating loneliness, and helping them focus more on school and studying.
Some children don’t know how to properly express their feelings or thoughts in public, which can often lead to frustration and even depression. Having a pet to talk to daily will improve their communication skills, forcing them to learn new ways to express what they feel.
In time, you will notice that your child will become more sociable and will even handle things better when it comes to public speeches or presenting school projects in front of the entire class and his or her teachers.
Helps you stay more active
Often enough, students feel like they will learn more or do better at their exams if they get to focus non-stop on finishing their tests and projects. Unfortunately, these habits lead to exhaustion and, paradoxically, to less satisfying results at school, lack of focus, and lower grades.
By having a pet studying partner, your kid will be forced to take small breaks to play, cuddle or feed the animal, which will allow his or her brain to unwire and rest for a few minutes. Short and often, breaks will improve their concentration and increase productivity.
Taking their dog for a short walk will also allow your kids to breathe fresh air, which is mandatory for their brain to function well, especially in times of high stress and physical effort.
In other words, pets will not only reduce children’s anxiety and help them focus better on their school projects but will also force them to take breaks and allow the brain to relax.