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Self Esteem And ESA: How Are These Two Connected? by julia4perfect(f): 12:28pm On Dec 31, 2019
Suffering from low self-esteem?
Depression, anxiety, stress and many other mental diseases leave a person feeling sad and low on self-esteem. Other than depression, other factors like physical or emotional abuse, familial issues and a number of other factors also play a role in lowering this self-esteem in many people.

Make sure when every you keep an animal as an emotional support he/she must get an esa letter from an online legal service providers.

Other than counseling and medical help, getting an emotional support animal also helps people who are suffering from feelings of low self-esteem. These animals are known to provide great help and support for the people who are looking for emotional support and are too shy to connect with humans.

Following are some of the ways getting an emotional support animal will help you in getting over their self-esteem issues.

1. It Provides Emotional Support
Emotional support animals are mostly cats and dogs and both of them are known for their soothing effect and loyalty. These animals offer both physical and emotional benefits and are great at making their owners feel great.
Little acts like cuddling with an emotional support animal help in boosting mental health and releasing positive mental energy. This act of snuggling also releases serotonin and dopamine chemicals that regulate mood, lowers the levels of cortisol and taps into the brain’s pleasure hoard and release them.

2. It keeps you Fit and Healthy
Owning a dog is directly proportional to regulated blood pressure and fewer heart diseases. While a cat, rabbit or any other small animal will not provide enough exercise opportunities, having a dog will provide loads of it.

To keep your emotional support dog healthy, you will need to take him for daily walks and run sessions. This physical exercise keeps the dog owners active and healthy by lowering the cholesterol level and improving cardiac health. Reportedly, pet owners have fewer physical issues than people having no pets. This applies to the emotional support of animal owners also.
Talking about the animals that do not need much exercise, they still need some physical activity to stay healthy and happy, which will keep you healthy also.

3. It helps Fighting against Depression and High Blood Pressure
As per some research, petting and touching the pet or an emotional support animal significantly reduces stress and depression. Additionally, it also lowers blood pressure and helps in regulating it. As we have mentioned before that an emotional support animal helps you keep fit, this aids in fighting depression and stress also.
Besides keeping you fit and healthy, this physical activity is a great outlet for stress and releasing depression and getting rid of negative emotions.

4. It is a Catalyst for Social Interaction

Having a pet or an emotional support animal, especially a dog, means that you will have to provide some kind of physical and emotional stimulation for it. For dogs, running and regular walks are important while for a cat, mild walk and grooming sessions are absolutely necessary.

When going on walks or in a pet parlor, you get a chance of meeting and socializing with other pet and ESA owners. These meetings could change into meaningful and long term friendships. This will help with isolation since now you will have a circle of friends to count on.

Pets and emotional support animals offer and provide unconditional love and support that helps us in going through difficult situations. However, getting an emotional support animal needs proper documentation. But, before getting an ESA letter you must search online and go through an ESA letter sample to know about the details that will go into it.

An informative video about getting an emotional support dog letter:


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