Be A Cat
10 Things Cats Teach Us About Life
Cats are pretty amazing creatures. They are cute, yet fierce. They are smart, yet aloof. They know who they are and where they fit in the hierarchy of life (at the top, of course)
One thing cats don’t have is imposter syndrome.
Cats don’t ever wonder if they’re doing life wrong, if they’re just not cut out to be a cat. They don’t wonder if they deserve that next bowl of food or the extra treats or toys. Of course they do, and why aren’t you already bringing more?
We need to be more like cats. Self assured. Self indulgent. Always there to snuggle someone who needs a lifted spirit.
Seriously, though. Here are 10 things cats teach us about life:
Be curious. First and foremost, life is to be explored. Everything else comes back to this.
Sleep often. Ok, so maybe not sleep all the time, but get plenty of rest. We need that for the curiosity step.
Stretch often. Whether in the morning upon waking or during a yoga class. Stretching keeps you flexible and in shape for exploring.
Be playful. Whether chasing the mouse or the new job, do it with a light heart and sense of joy. Purr often.
Choose your circle wisely. Know who is for you, and who isn’t. Surround yourself with those who support you, feed you, and clean your litter box.
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Show appreciation. Support those in your circle just as they support you. Leave a mouse at their feet or just nuzzle them. It’s up to you.
Keep up appearances. Cats groom themselves regularly. Care as much about your personal appearance as you do about your car or home.
Situational awareness. Cats have a sixth sense and so do we. Use it. Especially when exploring and being curious, be aware of your surroundings. Notice everything.
Enjoy stillness. This isn’t sleeping time. This is fully alert and aware, but still. Soak it all in. Staring contests aren’t for the weak of mind. And if you’re not still, that mouse will get away.
Don’t sweat the small stuff. Cats know when to just roll over and expect a belly rub. If the mouse gets away, relax, the next one will be along shortly.
When life starts feeling like too much, embrace your inner cat, roll over, and demand a belly rub!