If you’re feeling a little blue, watch more cat videos on YouTube to alleviate the sadness.
A recent study by Indiana University Bloomington assistant professor Jessica Gall Myrick found that these videos are actually a form of low-cost pet therapy. If you want real-life pet therapy, there’s already a cat cafe in Manila.
The study was posted on ScienceDirect.com where Myrick did a survey on about 7,000 people. The study was entitled “Emotion regulation, procrastination, and watching cat videos online: Who watches Internet cats, why, and to what effect?”
A majority of those who were asked said “they were more energetic and felt more positive after watching cat-related online media than before.”
“Even if they are watching cat videos on YouTube to procrastinate or while they should be working, the emotional pay-off may actually help people take on tough tasks afterward,” Myrick said.
So next time you are caught at work watching cat videos, tell them that there’s a study that shows that doing so does more good and can let you “take on tough tasks afterward.”
To help you out with you cat video binge-watching, here are few you can start with.
Any other favorite cat video? Share them with us!