I’ve just returned from a fun trip to Chicago and am late posting my blog this week. In a spirit of fun and keeping things simple, here’s a lighted-hearted look at things we can learn from the way cats approach life. Actually there’s quite a lot of body intelligence wisdom to be found here!
I was inspired by my friend, Alexander Technique teacher and artist, Kirsten Harris’ blog post, 65 Life Lessons from My Dog, and of course, it’s a great excuse to post pictures of my two cats, Tiger and Puffkin. Enjoy!
#1 Rest whenever you get the opportunity – which is often!
#2 Don’t expend energy unnecessarily. Find ease in what you do. Cats are great at working smarter not harder.
#3 It’s perfectly fine to spend time alone. Find yourself a cozy nook where you won’t be disturbed.
#4 Take your time getting to know and trust a new person.
#5 Persistence pays off! Keep asking until you get what you want.
#6 It’s always fine to change your mind – as many times as you like!
#7 Do things in your own time – even when others want you to hurry.
#8 Reuse and recycle – especially when it comes to boxes. They always come in useful.
#9 Breathing just happens. You don’t have to work hard to “do it right!”
#10 Make time to play – but only when you feel like it.
#11 Never be pressured by others to do what they want. Be yourself and do your own thing.
#12 Snuggling up is good – occasionally.
#13 Lie down often. Always conserve energy when you can.
#14 Get up early and never skip breakfast!
#15 Be curious and cautious.
#16 Cleanliness is important – keep yourself fastidiously clean at all times.
#17 Move with flow and intention. Eyes lead, body follows.
#18 Pause and ready yourself before springing into action.
#19 Watch and listen. You’ll learn a lot.
#20 Life is easy – don’t make it difficult.
#21 Get outside in the fresh air whenever you have the opportunity!
Are you a cat lover too? If so, can you think any more lessons your cats teach you?
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