On one level, your cat probably spends most of their time lounging around, snacking, napping, showing a grand disinterest in any new toys you attempt to sling their way, snoozing, and scarfing down copious amounts of gravy. Not, perhaps, the most traditional life role model.
But if you think about it, there are a lot of things your cat has likely inspired in you. Maybe your cat has even made you a better human being than you were before they entered your life!
Let’s run through the most common ways your cat can make you a better person.
1. You’ll Learn To Relax
We live in a hyper fast world, but there’s a lot to be said about becoming more feline and learning to slow things down.
A cat will serenely sit at a window for hours watching a bird in a tree, yet we all jitter around suffering from real life and social media FOMO.
Try taking a leaf out of your best feline friend’s book and learn to chill.
2. You’ll Become Resourceful
The world doesn’t contain endless resources, but we’re all wantonly caught up in the trap of consumerism, ordering stuff we don’t really need online often because we’re bored.
Next time you get an itch to add unnecessary items to your shopping cart, remember how our cats are so much happier with the cardboard box than the product itself.
Cats make the best of what they’re given, and that’s a great lesson in being resourceful.
3. You’ll Stay More Optimistic
Yeah, I know, the common pop culture image of cats is more along the lines of Garfield’s sarcasm and Grumpy Cats’ disdainful outlook on life — but felines are innately optimistic creatures. Well, at least when it comes to food.
Every time I venture into the kitchen, my cat usually scoots along, sits in her cardboard box, and meows at me to either give her treats or serve dinner about five hours early.
Does it work? Usually not. But she still keeps putting faith in the goal of getting her food.
So next time you’re feeling down about life, deal with it by sitting in a cardboard box and looking cute.
4. You’ll Practice Forgiveness
Cats usually love their humans unconditionally. Which means your feline will quickly forget about that time you inadvertently spritzed her with the Swiffer Jet.
Learn to forgive and forget by embracing the feline state of mind.
5. You’ll Find The Importance Of Hygge
The Scandinavian concept of hygge is all about the idea of embracing a feeling of being content and cozy, like when you curl up by the fireplace in a pair of chunky-knit socks with a good book and some hot coffee, possibly spiked with whiskey.
Sound familiar? Yep, cats have been staying stress-free by practicing hygge for centuries. Learn from these smart creatures.
Have you taken any life lessons from your cat? How has your kitty made you a better person? Let us know in the comments below!