In a slump you can’t get out of? Feeling unmotivated and ready to climb back into bed even if the day just began? Take a deep breath, open your computer, and take a few moments to look at these cute photos of cats. Seriously! Gazing at photos of adorable little felines just doing their thing has been proven to put you in a better mood instantly.
According to a 2019 Healthline article, there are many benefits to being a cat lover. Several studies cited in the article found that cat lover tend to be happier, more confident, and less stressed — who doesn’t want that? Although those benefits may be greater for people who actually own cats (we’re still waiting on someone to fund that research), it’s possible that simply looking at some cute cat photos, like the ones below, can have the same benefits. And if not, the worst thing you did was spend 10 minutes looking at adorable animal photos.