I hope this finds you doing well utterly utterly famously.
In these unsettled days of change, acceptance, softness, and huge full moons, I wondered if lessons learned from cats might be a good nurturing thing to consider…
Live Bold List 22: 6 Lessons from cats for humans, on sustainable living
- Eat well each day. Foods you like! Our human equivalent would be Farmers Market groceries I guess. Love the fruit and veg and the free range eggs, and pumpkin seed meal, and awesome expensive cheese!
- Relax. A lot. Not only does this help keep us calm, once we relax we have a tendency to reduce our use of fossil fuel, as well as other wants, for gratuitous consuming, polluting and so on.
- Focus when you’re working. Give it your all. Plonk yourself (or your attention) right atop the lino and give it your full attention (see photo above). Then refer back to #3.
- Get incidental exercise. It all adds up. Then you can of course add extra, for the sheer joy of it :) What’s our equivalent to sprinting after a just gone butterfly or pouncing on a bobbing grass seed-head? Perhaps riding the flying-fox at the playground when technically just out for ‘a walk’?
- Ask for the affection you need. Go on. Go up to someone and head-butt their arm. Maybe hold back on any biting though – specially if they feed you. Hint hint, catties!
- Make it obvious if you need extra help. No need for martyrdom or self-pity. Limp over and make your problem known. Cats manage to communicate this without even using human language!
I imagine there are other things, too… I’m certain there’s wisdom to arranging oneself in a cardboard box, but at this point I am not sure of our human version! If you have other cat-or-dog-originated wisdom you’re invited to share in the comments, below. I’d love to hear more :) Pets seem to model self care and sustainability so much more naturally than we do!
Much love and sweet sweet strawberry goodness, from Meg x o