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Interesting Comics To Illustrate Daily Life With A Cat

Interesting Comics To Illustrate Daily Life With A Cat

I love cats. I had a cat when I was growing up who was incredibly chill and loved being a pet and didn’t knock stuff over or in general do jerky things. It kind of spoiled me, because the cats I’ve had since then have been more normal: Cats who demand attention at inconvenient times, who insist on sleeping with you, who have weird quirks (my current cat, Dexter, refuses to drink out of any bowl. He will only drink water out of a glass on our coffee table.) Cats generally are usually vocal, or feisty or energetic– and they often enjoy knocking stuff off tables, counters, or anything, really.

Yasmine Surovec is an artist who draws about her life with her cat, her work, and her boyfriend. Her work is funny, realistic, and strikes a chord. Her following work is called Cat vs Human.

Check out some of her comics below, which so accurately describe life with cats.

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    This also happens at night in bed, or going from the floor to the back of the couch…your stomach is constantly a launch pad.

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          (Basically, everything.)

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              Having a cat (much like having a toddler) means never being in the bathroom alone again.

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                Sleeping kitty > your need to sit. There are other chairs in this house!

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                  This is basically my fiance every time he works from home. He sends me pictures!

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                      The belly is ALWAYS A TRAP! A tempting, fluffy, soft trap, but a trap nonetheless.

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                        It’s not the same!

                        All photos are credited to Yasmine Surovec over at Cat vs Human.

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                        Last Updated on December 2, 2018

                        How to Flow Your Way to a More Productive Life

                        How to Flow Your Way to a More Productive Life

                        Ebb and flow. Contraction and expansion. Highs and lows. It’s all about the cycles of life.

                        The entire course of our life follows this up and down pattern of more and then less. Our days flow this way, each following a pattern of more energy, then less energy, more creativity and periods of greater focus bookended by moments of low energy when we cringe at the thought of one more meeting, one more call, one more sentence.

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                        The key is in understanding how to use the cycles of ebb and flow to our advantage. The ability to harness these fluctuations, understand how they affect our productivity and mood and then apply that knowledge as a tool to improve our lives is a valuable strategy that few individuals or corporations have mastered.

                        Here are a few simple steps to start using this strategy today:

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                        Review Your Past Flow

                        Take just a few minutes to look back at how your days and weeks have been unfolding. What time of the day are you the most focused? Do you prefer to be more social at certain times of the day? Do you have difficulty concentrating after lunch or are you energized? Are there days when you can’t seem to sit still at your desk and others when you could work on the same project for hours?

                        Do you see a pattern starting to emerge? Eventually you will discover a sort of map or schedule that charts your individual productivity levels during a given day or week.  That’s the first step. You’ll use this information to plan your days going forward.

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                        Schedule According to Your Flow Pattern

                        Look at the types of things you do each day…each week. What can you move around so that it’s a better fit for you? Can you suggest to your team that you schedule meetings for late morning if you can’t stand to be social first thing? Can you schedule detailed project work or highly creative tasks, like writing or designing when you are best able to focus? How about making sales calls or client meetings on days when you are the most social and leaving billing or reports until another time when you are able to close your door and do repetitive tasks.

                        Keep in mind that everyone is different and some things are out of our control. Do what you can. You might be surprised at just how flexible clients and managers can be when they understand that improving your productivity will result in better outcomes for them.

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                        Account for Big Picture Fluctuations

                        Look at the bigger picture. Consider what happens during different months or times during the year. Think about what is going on in the other parts of your life. When is the best time for you to take on a new project, role or responsibility? Take into account other commitments that zap your energy. Do you have a sick parent, a spouse who travels all the time or young children who demand all of your available time and energy?

                        We all know people who ignore all of this advice and yet seem to prosper and achieve wonderful success anyway, but they are usually the exception, not the rule. For most of us, this habitual tendency to force our bodies and our brains into patterns of working that undermine our productivity result in achieving less than desired results and adding more stress to our already overburdened lives.

                        Why not follow the ebb and flow of your life instead of fighting against it?

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