Taking care of any kind of pet is a great short and long term stress management technique. You can enjoy excellent friendships with both your own animal companions or pets waiting at an animal shelter to be adopted.
All pets provide feelings of connectedness through the special bonding that occurs in the two way process of caring and being cared for. As you make the time to interact lovingly with your animal companions, practice letting go of your normal cares and concerns. Be fully present in the now moment of sharing and loving your animal friend.
Connecting with pets and other aspects of nature helps to ground your energy if you are mentally, physically and emotionally stressed out. Besides considering sharing your living space with an animal friend, take time out to walk barefooted in grass when possible and breathe deeply while hugging trees around you.
Choosing a suitable pet can be difficult for busy, stressed out individuals who want to both de-stress and contribute to the care of the wonderful animal companions that share our planet. If this sounds like you, one great pet choice is tropical aquarium pet fishes.
Tropical aquarium fishes are easier to take care of than dogs and cats and other large pet choices. Tropical pet fishes take up very little space because they occupy a fish tank that you get to choose based on the space you can free up where you live now. Ensure that you consider the space you have available and only purchase the amount of fish that can comfortably live in an aquarium tank that matches that space.
Also remember to provide adequate lighting for optimal aquarium fish health and to prevent your fish tank from being swamped by aquarium plants like the fast-growing moss varieties. Great lighting will also ensure that you can just sit and relax while you contemplate the slow flowing movements or faster antics of your pet fish.
As you get into the habit of relaxing in front of your tropical aquarium pet fish after feeding them each day, remember to breathe deeply and to immerse yourself into the feeling of their watery, peaceful aquarium world. Imagine your stressful thoughts, feelings and issues flowing down through your feet to be absorbed by the powerfully transforming water and Earth elements of your planetary home.
As you share your life with your chosen animal companion, be that tropical aquarium pet fish or any other pet of your choice, you give back to Earth care, love and attention and this in turn will attract support, abundance and care into your daily life from Life Itself.
Follow the above tips to care for your aquarium pet fish and you will be the happy beneficiary of a simple pet therapy and stress management technique. You can request other simple and instant stress management techniques from the links below and benefit both now and over the long term from learning how to decrease the negative effects of stress in your life.
Angela Chen Shui gives FREE Stress Management Techniques at: http://www.stressmanagementreliefclass.com She blogs about everything under the sun at her Life, Skills, Life Purpose, Spiritual Growth blog , “Angela's Voice" where you can request her FREE blog update notification service and stress relief tips.
Copyright 2008 - Angela Chen Shui. All Rights Reserved Worldwide.