Be a SLOTH. Say what?
When feeling stressed, be like a SLOTH, not lazy but slow down.
Grounding exercises keep us focused, turning our attention to the present moment, mindfulness.
Sloths—the sluggish tree-dwellers of Central and South America—spend their lives in the tropical rain forests, in the canopy, snoozing and remaining hidden from predators, living mostly solitary lives. They move through the canopy at a rate of about 40 yards per day, munching on leaves, twigs, and buds and because the animals don’t have incisors, they trim down leaves by smacking their firm lips together. Due to their exceptionally low metabolic rate, they don’t need a lot of food. They spend 15 to 20 hours per day sleeping. Threatened by habitat loss, tropical forests are some of the most vulnerable to deforestation. Loss of trees means animals are forced to live on smaller areas of land that can’t support healthy populations.
Life Lesson: “Whenever there is a hard job to be done, I assign it to a lazy man . . . to find an easy way of doing it.” - Walter Chrysler.