How to master the art of sloth.

The life-changing practice of embracing your inner slug.

In this episode, Cathy mounts a vigorous and ‘tongue-in-cheek’ defense of Sloth as an essential part of a healthy lifestyle. Sloth has a bad rap, particularly given its addition to the list of the Seven Deadly Sins, alongside gluttony and lust. But it has experienced a recent resurgence in popularity during COVID-19. Research now suggests that sloth (aka rest) in moderation could improve your health, performance and longevity, not to mention, the health, performance and longevity of Netflix.

Cathy shares helpful tips for how to embrace Sloth as part of your health regimen including:

  • How to discern what does and does not count as sloth from an array of leisure pursuits;
  • How to create ‘sloth optimal’ conditions;
  • How to build a sloth wardrobe;
  • And how to avoid the dangerous side-effects of too much sloth.

If you’d rather read than listen, you can find the transcript in her blog, Field Notes.

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    I'm Cathy Jacob. I am a writer, coach and co-founder of Fire Inside Leadership. After two decades of coaching leaders on how to inspire while navigating the challenges of demanding careers and lives, I’ve created this site to share the best of what I’ve learned from my courageous clients and leaders in the fields of psychology, leadership, philosophy and neuroscience on what it takes to live an inspired life.

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