Japanese Internet celebrity Maru has been on the scene for a few years now, shooting to stardom when his owner, YouTube user Mugumogu, uploaded a series of videos of the cat launching himself into boxes and paper bags seemingly far too small to accommodate him. These days, he’s taking life a little easier, but I think we could all learn a thing or two from Maru: the undisputed king of sunshine naps.

In the following video, simply titled Tatami to Neko, or “tatami mat and cat”, hero Maru shows us all how to relax and make the most of the afternoon sunshine:

Now that’s one happy little cat.

For more Maru action, check out his owner Mugumogu’s YouTube channel. Fans of the tubby tortoiseshell may also be interested to know that he has his very own hardback photo album, simply titled “I am Maru“, available from Amazon Japan, priced 1,549 yen (US$17).

So keep your chin up, push through hump-day and we’ll be on our way to the weekend and more silly videos before you know it! Trust me- it’s already Thursday here in Japan and we’ve made it through just fine!

Source: Kotaro Video: Mugumogu