Sleep-related things your cat may teach you

A domestic cat may sleep for up to 16 hours every day. There's a reason they're referred to as "cat naps" rather than "dog naps." It occurred to me that I was sharing my home with a sleep specialist.

Sleep is a priceless commodity. It's a no-brainer on this one. I thought I knew this until I discovered I wasn't putting enough emphasis on sleep

Be present in the moment (aka get out of your head)"I have lived with several Zen masters, all of them cats," spiritual teacher Eckhart Tolle reportedly stated.

Make time to have fun.To-do lists and the turmoil of everyday living make it all too easy to become bogged down

Less is more in this case.Cats don't need much to unwind. Their continual sense of contentment is something we should all strive towards.

Self-care is essential.Although my cat does not take bubble baths before bed, he does enjoy a peaceful grooming session after supper.