6. Become a Positive Person
In a study published by Psychology Today, it was found that people who own pets become significantly happier than they were before. The study involved 97 people, all of whom were unknowingly subjected to a social experience which would be considered negative or unpleasant. The participants were also asked to write a letter to someone they love about their pet. Some were instead asked to draw a map of an area they knew.
By the end of the study, it was found that those who wrote a letter about their pet experience no negative feelings and were as happy as they were before they went through the negative social experience. Those who drew the map, however, experienced negative feelings afterwards.
So there you have it – pets make you more positive!