Recently, one of my coworkers went to an event to see a sloth. She was able to meet and interact with a sloth. I looked at the pictures she posted of the sloth and realized I have some similarities to sloths and there is a sloth characteristic that I want to embrace.
First, sloths are nocturnal. Sloths are their most active at night. That’s me! I perform my best at night. I think more clearly and have some of my best ideas at night. I am most active at night. I seem to have a burst of energy at night. When most people are probably sleeping, I have found something to occupy my time, as if I don’t have to go to work in the morning.
Second, sloths move the least during the day. I am not a morning person. I fake it until 10am. On the days I am off from work, I am content to lie in my bed all day. If I have no plans for the day, I will lay in my PJ all day and, I’m not ashamed to say, will not brush my teeth or bathe. I’m content to limit my movement! Oh to be a sloth and be able to have my least movement during the day!
Have you seen the movie Zootopia? One of my favorite scenes is when Nick Wilde and Judy Hopper go to the DMV. They are trying to get the name of a car owner using the license plate information. They are in a hurry and want to receive the information and go. The sloth in this scene is hilarious! He acts like he doesn’t have a care in this world and is in no hurry. He has a nonchalant attitude: https://youtu.be/0woPde7OE1k
This picture taken by my friend reminds me of the sloth in Zootopia.
The sloth is chilling with his panda bear as if he has no worries. He is living his best sloth life! That’s the attitude I want to have in life. I want to live my best life and not allow anything to hinder me from living my best life. I want to march to the beat of my own drum. I want to be different and not care that others may have a problem with me being different. I want to move through life at my own pace and not allow myself to be up in arms about anything. What about you? Which animal is your spirit animal?