6. Play Fair
Making time to have fun and let loose is vital, but only if you play fair. Studies show that fair play helps both human animals and non-human animals survive. Canines are some of the most moral of us all with their own innate code of conduct when it comes to play time.
7. Relax and Reflect
In today’s fast-paced world, it’s easy to fill our days with places to be and people to meet, but don’t underestimate the importance of the quiet moments. Take a cue from our cats and dogs and other animals and relax once in a while.
8. Express Yourself
With so many words to choose from, expressing how we feel should be easy, but that’s not always the case. We often neglect to use the many alternative ways of expressing ourselves such as the tone of our voice, our facial expressions, our body language and our posture.
9. Share Abundantly
It’s easy to get caught up in our own wants and desires, but animals remind us that sharing is essential to our success. Humpback whales are one species who place huge importance on cultural transmission. Not only do they learn songs from each other, they also share feeding techniques that allow them to safeguard against the effects of changing ecology.
10. Don’t Ever Give Up
If you ever need inspiration to keep going, then look to the salmon. Our fishy friends swim thousands of miles upstream in efforts to make it back to their birthplace just so they can spawn the next generation. That impossible task on your to-do list doesn’t seem so unachievable now, does it?
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