Adopt a pet.

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Taking care of a pet does add to your responsibilities, but it can also have many emotional benefits that offset the work involved.

A pet can decrease feelings of loneliness, offer soothing physical contact, and help keep us active.

Maybe consider pet adoption and give a rescue animal a home.

In general, pets are more likely to enrich our lives than to chip away at them. But it makes sense to choose one that is a good fit for you and anyone else living with you.