At the end of the workday, coming home to my dogs, Bella and Lexi, is probably the best part of my day. With all the stress from the day, Bustle, and a 2018 study in the journal Stress and Health, explains that petting a dog can help to lower your stress levels.

Interacting with dogs and other furry friends can help you feel better and less stressed. If you're taking summer classes and feeling overwhelmed, or you had a more rough than average day at work, coming home to Fido might be exactly what you need. Dogs will always love you when you love them back.

Just ten minutes of petting your dog or cat can lower your stress hormone levels at the end of the day. If you don't have any pets at the moment, you can always go to one of the local shelters and help walk and play with the adoptable dogs. What can be better than that?!

(via Bustle)