Studies show that watching cute animal videos can improve your mood and relieve stress. They can also increase productivity, resilience, and relationship satisfaction. Social media is filled with stress-inducing and pessimistic news. It makes the world seem much worse than it is in reality. Being bombarded with negativity can cause us to become down, anxious, confused, and defeated. Looking at cute animals may counterbalance these effects on your mood. Try spending a few minutes a day appreciating the existence of puppies, baby seals, chinchillas, otters, and fennec foxes. Youtube is filled with animals making funny mistakes, playing, and being generally cute. I recommend this video of baby goats in pajamas. And here’s another favorite: cute owl sneezing.