In order to continue creative work as COVID-19 takes up more and more of the headlines, I’ve also had to get creative about stress relief.
Anyone who’s ever come home from a hard day to a wagging tail or purring ball of fluff instinctively knows the stress relieving benefits of the animal kingdom. Turns out, there’s scientific evidence to support your intuition. Animals help release all sorts of fun chemicals in our brains such as oxytocin, endorphins, dopamine, and seratonin, all of which feel in short supply during this time of COVID-19 stress. I reached out on social medial and asked people to share pictures of their happiness inducing animals to create the gallery below.