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Make Plans for Your Pets

Let another member of the household be responsible for pet duties. Your spouse can take your dog for a walk in the morning, and your child can when they get home from school. Add other jobs to the weekly chores list, including picking up poop from the yard, changing the litter box, or cleaning cages or tanks.

Perhaps a neighbor could step in. A professional pet sitter can also take care of your pet's needs and give them love and attention when you can't.

Help Is a Shared Gift

Your family won't know what you need unless you open up to them. It might seem that you're being a burden by asking for help, but it's likely you're giving someone a chance to feel good.

When you make your wellness a priority in the short term, you'll have more time and energy for your family in the long run.