We can learn from dogsOne of the enjoyable aspects to working in a home office (and there are many!) is the loyal dog snoozing at my feet.

He makes sure I get some fresh air at noon so I get back to work with a clear head, and he’s just good company. Of course, there are times when he could be a little less noisy. Still, clients hearing him while we’re on the phone don’t seem to mind. In fact, some then confess to working in a home office and having a dog nearby too!

So here are some of the things we can learn from dogs, modified from a longer list making the rounds of the Internet (author unknown):

  1. Stretch before rising.
  2. Run, romp and play daily.
  3. Take long walks.
  4. On warm days, stop to lie down on the grass.
  5. On hot days, drink lots of water and rest under a shady tree.
  6. Eat with gusto.
  7. Be loyal.
  8. Never pass up the chance to go for a ride, and enjoy the wind in your face.
  9. Take naps. Relax every muscle.
  10. When loved ones come home, always run to greet them.

What else do you learn from your dog?