6 Surprising Things You are Subconsciously Learning from Your Cat 41

6 Surprising Things You are Subconsciously Learning from Your Cat - let's reach success blog

Having a pet is a great way to connect on a deeper level, feel loved, have company no matter what, and feel more comfortable at home.

When we’re talking about cats, however, there’s more behind that.

Here’s how having a cat changes you although you might not always be aware of that, and the valuable life lessons we are learning from these amazing creatures:

1. Take it slowly.

Have you noticed that cats are never really in a hurry?

You can’t see them anxious or worried. They are completely present, enjoying the moment for what it is, and usually not bothered by unnecessary distractions.

We should be more like this too. And having such a role model in your house helps to remind yourself that mindfulness leads to contentment.

In fact, because sometimes cats can replicate your behavior and even unhealthy habits, there are ways you two can reduce stress together.

2. Independence.

Cats are independent beings. No doubt about that.

In fact, whenever I take a look at mine, I remember how needy we people are compared to them. And try to be mentally stronger and remind myself of the potential within and all that we can achieve if we put our mind to it.

Take responsibility for your own problems, don’t rely on others in any way, don’t make excuses, wait for things to happen, or complain about what you don’t like. Either go do something about it, or accept it for what it is and go back to being present.

3. Your start expressing your feelings better.

Loving a cat is easy. When you do it long enough, you even start opening yourself up to other people too, even if you’ve been struggling with this your whole life.

No matter how you feel about yourself, and how hard it is for you to show your love to others, the communication with your pet is simple. No words needed. You’re just keeping each other company and are happy with that. That shows you what it means to be loved, how easy feelings are supposed to be, and reminds you once again that humans usually complicate things and make it harder to share what’s on your mind, or in your heart.

Then, you also take care of your cat and become more responsible.

To take this to the next level, check out the best cat tips and guides.

4. Cuddles cure bad mood.

There’s nothing cuddles can’t fix, and your cat knows that pretty well.

Regardless of what you’ve been going through, or how busy or stressful your day was, you can go cuddle your cat and feel the positive emotions it sends back your way, to instantly feel better.

In fact, studies show that this helps with social isolation too and when feeling lonely, and also make you happier and healthier in general.

5. Keep your circle small.

Have you noticed that cats choose carefully who they like, and are pretty direct when they don’t fancy somebody?

Well, we should all be like that if we want to be surrounded by the right people and eliminate the toxic ones that lower our self-esteem and make us unhappy.

6. Curiosity.

Bring something new at home, and your cat will be there instantly to check it out.

Move some furniture, and it will probably go lie there for a while as it feels different.

Such curiosity is inspiring.

Now that you know all the benefits a cat brings to your life, appreciate spending time with yours more.

Any other life lessons your cat teaches you?

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10 Things Uber Successful People Do in the Morning 35

10 Things Uber Successful People Do in the Morning

Who doesn’t want to be successful? Whatever our purpose in life may be, we want to achieve success with it. Although success is usually perceived as career growth, it also encompasses personal growth. These two things go together.

So what can we do to reach the personal and professional growth of uber successful people? Maybe we can imitate some of their habits. Their morning rituals, in particular, set the pace of the day.

Did you know that the way you start your mornings affects your entire day?

You probably felt that, but guess what: science proves it as a fact, too.

In a study called “Waking up on the wrong side of the bed: start-of-workday mood, work events, employee affect, and performance,” researchers found that whatever the mood of workers was during the morning, they preserved it throughout the entire day.

So if you start off in a good mood, you have greater chances of having a great day. That’s why morning routines are so important.

Let’s learn from the ultra successful people, shall we? How do they start their mornings?

What The Most Successful Do in The Morning

1. Spend Time with the Partner.

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As we said, success is not only about professional achievements. It also means having the right person by your side.

Take Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan as an example. They are both crazy successful, and they are definitely happy to have each other.

Waking up next to the person you love makes every morning special. Appreciate that moment. Have a coffee together. Talk. Be glad you’re there for each other.

2. Mindfulness.

Yes; mindfulness is a habit.

Successful people are always busy. Can you imagine a hectic morning with dozens of urgent email messages, business partners calling, and the kids yelling? And they are still in their pajamas! That’s why they practice mindfulness.

Researchers from The University of Sydney found that mindfulness reduces work-related stress and improves the mood at work. That’s why successful people always seem ready to deal with any situation.

So how do you practice mindfulness in the morning?

Just wake up. Take few deep breaths. Be aware of the present moment. Be aware of the responsibilities the day ahead will bring. Relax, and tell yourself that you’re ready.

3. Plan the Day.

A good plan will set you on the right track.

Plan your tasks for the day in the morning. When you have such an outline, it will be easier to handle all responsibilities. You’ll know you’ll have time for all tasks.

If you realize there’s not enough time, you should plan how to outsource. If, for example, you cannot complete a business report, you can hire assignment masters to write or edit it for you.

4. Exercise.

I know; it’s a cliché. However, it’s also an activity that works.

Physical exercise makes you fitter, but it also makes you happierWhen you’re done with your morning exercise ritual, you feel at ease, and things start to clear up.

Most successful people exercise. Hillary Clinton does yoga. Obama works out for 45 minutes six days per week. Mark Cuban does cardio fitness. Follow their example!

5. Practice Patience.

Too many things ahead? If your schedule is busy, you’ll be eager to get things done ASAP. The morning is the period of the day when you should practice patience. Relax.

You already made a plan. There’s time for everything. You’ll get through the day. For now, cherish this precious moment of morning relaxation.

6. Juice Up.

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It’s no wonder why so many celebrities are into the latest juice detox trend. Healthy juices give you valuable nutrients and make you feel more energized.

Have a different juice every single morning. Sure, the juicer will take some cleaning after, but the juice will certainly give you enough energy for that.

7. Eat Breakfast.

You saw this coming, didn’t you?

Uber successful people know that the breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It’s even better when it’s healthy.

Yes; the juice can be your breakfast, but it won’t make you feel full for long. If you don’t intend to have a standard breakfast, pack some fruit for work. A banana and an apple are mandatory!

8. Hydrate.

Have a glass of water as soon as you wake up. Hydration is essential for the way your entire system functions.

9. Be With the Right People.

In Tools of Titans, author Timothy Ferriss refers to a so-called “five chimps theory” in zoology. According to that theory, you can predict the behavior of any chimp if you analyze the five chimps they usually hang out with.

There’s a lot of wisdom in that theory. When you surround with nervous people, you’re nervous, too. When you surround yourself with positive characters, you reflect good vibes, too.

The first people you contact in the morning will set the mood for your day. Choose them carefully.

10. Celebrate Achievements.

When you wake up with a positive mindset, you’ll boost your chances of spending a good day.

Instead of thinking about all obstacles ahead, you should take time to think about all achievements you’ve made towards your current goals. This appreciation will convince you that you’re on the right track.

When we sum things up, all these morning habits of the ultra successful people seem pretty simple, don’t they?

However, it takes tons of persistence and commitment to stay true to them. Start by making small steps. Pick few of these activities and repeat them every day, until they turn into habits.   

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Cathy Baylis is a personal growth expert who writes insightful articles that motivate and challenge others. She has worked as a writer for a little over a decade now, and owns several blogs that she updates on her free time.