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An Infographic To Help You Understand Cat Behavior

An Infographic To Help You Understand Cat Behavior

Cats are like roommates and dogs are like children.

After owning many dogs and cats, this statement has proven to be true time and time again. Dogs are similar to your little kid sibling in numerous ways. Both will run into the street as soon as a blind eye is turned, and both constantly eat things off the ground that they shouldn’t. Often times, dogs and children both act instinctively. They do not think about what the inevitable outcomes of their actions will be. Was it worth it to dig holes in the yard? Yes, certainly. Is it worth it to draw all over the walls with crayons? You bet it is!

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In retrospect, cats and roommates are typically much more independently driven. They don’t wear their emotions on their sleeves. Dogs and kids are much more predictable and lack a great deal of logic at times. However, you shouldn’t blame them for their ignorance. They want nothing more than to be your best friend. Personal space is important: roommates and cats agree, whereas dogs and kids struggle with this concept.

As a pet owner, the dogs versus cats debate is evergreen. Preferences aside, it’s important to understand the psyche of your pets. No matter what furry friend you prefer, pets offer many benefits to life. With animal-assisted therapy, they aid in the recovery of mental health issues. Companionship helps countless people address issues like depression, anxiety, and even PTSD.

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If you’ve chosen to be more partial to cats, I have some good news! The universe has blessed you with superior preferences and problem-solving skills. The following infographic by RSPCA helps illustrate typical cat behavior.

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    Increased understanding of felines and their body language drastically improves pet safety. Better understanding means better ownership.

    Related: 4 Ways to Improve Your Relationship With Your Cat

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    Featured photo credit: Understanding Cat Behaviour RSPCA via designtaxi.com

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    Last Updated on May 15, 2019

    How to Tap Into the Power of Positivity

    How to Tap Into the Power of Positivity

    As it appears, the human mind is not capable of not thinking, at least on the subconscious level. Our mind is always occupied by thoughts, whether we want to or not, and they influence our every action.

    “Happiness cannot come from without, it comes from within.” – Helen Keller

    When we are still children, our thoughts seem to be purely positive. Have you ever been around a 4-year old who doesn’t like a painting he or she drew? I haven’t. Instead, I see glee, exciting and pride in children’s eyes. But as the years go by, we clutter our mind with doubts, fears and self-deprecating thoughts.

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    Just imagine then how much we limit ourselves in every aspect of our lives if we give negative thoughts too much power! We’ll never go after that job we’ve always wanted because our nay-saying thoughts make us doubt our abilities. We’ll never ask that person we like out on a date because we always think we’re not good enough.

    We’ll never risk quitting our job in order to pursue the life and the work of our dreams because we can’t get over our mental barrier that insists we’re too weak, too unimportant and too dumb. We’ll never lose those pounds that risk our health because we believe we’re not capable of pushing our limits. We’ll never be able to fully see our inner potential because we simply don’t dare to question the voices in our head.

    But enough is enough! It’s time to stop these limiting beliefs and come to a place of sanity, love and excitement about life, work and ourselves.

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    So…how exactly are we to achieve that?

    It’s not as hard as it may seem; you just have to practice, practice, practice. Here are a few ideas on how you can get started.

    1. Learn to substitute every negative thought with a positive one.

    Every time a negative thought crawls into your mind, replace it with a positive thought. It’s just like someone writes a phrase you don’t like on a blackboard and then you get up, erase it and write something much more to your liking.

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    2. See the positive side of every situation, even when you are surrounded by pure negativity.

    This one is a bit harder to put into practice, which does not mean it’s impossible.

    You can find positivity in everything by mentally holding on to something positive, whether this be family, friends, your faith, nature, someone’s sparkling eyes or whatever other glimmer of beauty. If you seek it, you will find it.

    3. At least once a day, take a moment and think of 5 things you are grateful for.

    This will lighten your mood and give you some perspective of what is really important in life and how many blessings surround you already.

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    4. Change the mental images you allow to enter your mind.

    How you see yourself and your surroundings make a huge difference to your thinking. It is like watching a DVD that saddens and frustrates you, completely pulling you down. Eject that old DVD, throw it away and insert a new, better, more hopeful one instead.

    So, instead of dwelling on dark, negative thoughts, consciously build and focus on positive, light and colorful images, thoughts and situations in your mind a few times a day.

    If you are persistent and keep on working on yourself, your mind will automatically reject its negative thoughts and welcome the positive ones.

    And remember: You are (or will become) what you think you are. This is reason enough to be proactive about whatever is going on in your head.

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