The lazy person’s guide to learning a little from the sloth

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The lazy person’s guide to learning a little from the sloth

'Be More Sloth' is a light-hearted self-help book that encourages you to take it easy

Staff reporter

Be More Sloth is a lighthearted self-help book that encourages you to embrace your inner sloth. From being still and enjoying the moment, to digging your claws in when life gets tough, this book shows you how to go after your goals and get the most out of living life in the slow lane.
Sloths’ ability to seize the day makes them excellent examples of how to make the most of every moment, whether it's climbing higher to get a fresh perspective, or a graceful swim in a nearby lagoon. Sloths, according to author Alison Davies, have it sorted.
Relaxed, resilient and powerful, sloths are happy to go at their own pace, unflustered by the world around them. We could all take a leaf out of their book, while enjoying the delightful and fun illustrations at the same time.
Here are seven traits that you can embody to live a happier, healthier and all-round more chilled existence.BE STILL
Slow down, rest to digest, enjoy the moment, practise the art of patience, know your priorities, don’t over-commit, focus on single tasking.
TURN THINGS UPSIDE DOWN
See things from a new perspective, enjoy your own uniqueness.
BE MORE INTENTIONAL
List your superhero skills, unleash your monster and channel it into a physical activity, live less out of habit and more out of intent, do enough – not too much.
BE KIND TO YOURSELF AND OTHERS
Open your heart, be more thoughtful, pay attention to others, give yourself a hug.
BE MORE DETERMINED
If at first you don’t succeed, climb higher.
BE MORE THOUGHTFUL
Do at least one thing every day for someone else.
BE MORE POSITIVE
Do what you enjoy, accept compliments, smile and find peace.
UNLEASH YOUR TALENT
We can’t all be good at everything. Find what you’re good at and do it well.

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