If you can never keep your New Year resolutions, maybe it’s because you didn’t have the right consultant to draft them.

After all, who can motivate you better than a cat to draw up the promises you intend to stick to? It’s not as though your pet cat is trying every trick in the book to ensure you break those resolutions as quickly as possible.

This animated video shows just how helpful a cat – in this case, Simon’s Cat, of YouTube fame – can be in these matters. It serves as a charming reminder to be less materialistic, to unplug technology and to go out more into the world. In other words, to emulate cats.