Valentine’s Day was earlier this month. For some, the loneliness was unbearable. Many of us are stuck in winter doldrums, with no end in sight. Spring and summer seem far, far away. There is an ocean between you and relaxation. Why isn’t there an aquarium between you and relaxation? The benefits of owning an aquarium are truly endless. It is a favorite blog topic of ours, and every so often we like to bring it back up. Let us focus on loneliness:
Whether you have never owned pets before or you are more of a cat or dog person, you may be wary about bringing an aquarium into your home. If you’re on the fence about taking care of your own aquarium, the following reasons may change your mind.
One of the best things about having an aquarium in your home is the therapeutic side effects it can have on you and your family. When you come home from a stressful day, it can be relaxing to sit by your aquarium and watch your fish swim back and forth. An aquarium may just eradicate those feelings of loneliness. Now imagine the scene: it is Valentine’s Day and you have just gotten out of a rough relationship. You are not feeling particularly chipper. You can feel your anxiety rising. The day has not been good to you. However, you glance at your aquarium and, for a moment, you are hypnotized. The fish are swimming in your eyes and heart. You tell yourself, It’s gonna be OK.
Fish are low maintenance, and besides sprinkling some food in the tank and ensuring they have a safe and clean home, you don’t have to worry about doing anything else. Unlike other animals, fish will be fine if you have to leave home for a couple of days or come home late from work. The fish are in their own little world. They are the best roommates you will ever have! They are quiet, keep to themselves and will alleviate your loneliness.
Better yet, aquariums look cool and you get to choose the type of fish you put in them. There are an endless variety of unique items and additions you can purchase to upgrade your aquarium and give it a personal feel. This can add to the décor of your room and is great thing to show off to friends and other house guests. By customizing your own aquarium, you are exerting control over the world. You will feel better about yourself and, in turn, begin to chip away at those feelings of loneliness.
These are just a few of the benefits of owning an aquarium. To find out more, or to purchase one for yourself, contact Arizona Aquatic Gardens today!
*Image courtesy of Shari Weinsheimer